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Last year, as an officer in a 501c3 organization, I had to attend a meeting out of town. My godfather, an accountant, sent me some IRS publications that indicated that I could deduct this under certain conditions.

I'm an officer again - in fact, I hold two positions within the organization. One is elected, and one is appointed by an elected official and confirmed by the organization's Board of Directors. As such, I will have a number of expenses, some large and some small.

I don't want to get audited and hauled into Tax Court, but I don't want to miss out on legitimate deductions that will save me money. I'd like to know if there are any publications explaining what can and can't be deducted. Has anyone written up case studies of what is/is not allowed, or a detailed guide of some kind?

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