April means tax time. If you’re self-employed or are a small business owner and you travel for work, another year of receipt collection and careful tracking of expenses is underway. Before next April rolls around, here are some travel expense tips to keep in mind so that you’re not scrambling to meet the tax-filing deadline.
When it comes to business-related travel expenses, the IRS has strict rules requiring a high level of substantiation. And if all or part of your trip takes place outside the United States, some IRS rules are different.
But wherever you travel, it’s important to maintain good records — ones that go beyond simply keeping receipts in a desk drawer or filing cabinet.
If you’re a pet owner who does not want to leave a furry friend behind when you go on vacation, take heart. You may find it easier than you think to bring your dog or cat along to share in the fun.
Of course, before making a decision you want to make sure that your pet is comfortable with travel. Whether it’s due to age, health, temperament or even breed, not every animal is up to a trip, especially if it involves traveling by air or spending a lot of time in the car. So it’s a good idea to discuss your plans with your veterinarian.
When you plan a vacation, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best value for your money as well as the extras that create memories you’ll cherish. Being able to pay for all or part of your vacation with points from your credit card is one way to stretch your dollars and increase the value of your trip. A new travel benefit program unveiled by Travel Leaders Group can help.