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Im a lawyer and I paid $85 to attend a CPA association installation

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I'm a lawyer and I paid $85 to attend a CPA association installation dinner event. What type of business expense should this be? Meals & entertainment? Or something else?
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Given the fact that this sounds like a dinner party rather than a continuing education event or some other professional association gathering, meals and entertainment sounds like the most appropriate classification for this expense.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is an installation dinner event for networking purposes and my company is a S corp, for your reference.

 

Also, how are other expenses related to professional association meetings handled differently? Please provide examples.

 

Thank you.

Really, the only situation where the dinner I might treat the expense differently is if the dinner was included as part of a CPE or CLE event. In the case I would classify it as a miscellaneous expense for continuing education.

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