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I need to know where to enter the meal & snack deduction for

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I need to know where to enter the meal & snack deduction for a day care center on Schedule C. Under meals and entertainment there is a point to enter meals for yourself, and it appears that number is XXXXX at 50%. The only other place I found was other expenses. Is this where I enter the deduction for day care?
<p>Are you providing the meals for the children?</p><p> </p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
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Hello pah,

You would not enter your meal expenses under the Meals and Entertainment section of Schedule C. That particular section is for people who have a business where they travel and consume meals while out of town, and the deduction is limited to 50% of the expense.

Your meal expenses would be listed as an expense in the "other" section of Schedule C.

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