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The reason for the trip is the governing factor.

Does that make sense?


Yes. But if you spend two days looking for that machine for your business and then decide to spend five days going to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Muscle Beach and the Getty Museum, I bet you're not supposed to deduct your airfare.

I asked a similar question on this board--if I go to Costa Rica for the purpose of tutoring English and spend an equal amount of time visiting friends and the beach, can I deduct the airfare. And the resident knuckledragger said no.

--fleg
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