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I haven't seen any knuckledraggers on this board.

That wasn't an insult. TMFPMarti self-identifies as a knuckledragger, referring to his career as an IRS enforcer.

Yes, my earlier question was about charitable deductions, not business. I was going to Costa Rica to tutor English for two weeks under the auspices of a non-profit group recognized by the IRS, and spend another two weeks with friends. I had thought that the airfare might be deductible since the purpose of the trip was charitable--I would have not gone without the tutoring. But Phil said no, because too much of the trip was for pleasure, and he is as reliable as just about any source I've ever encountered.

But I'll check Pub 526. I suspect it will be ambiguous as far as this particular situation is concerned, but I'll check anyway.

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