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Expense Deductions: Your Corporate Gift Guide
Expense Deductions: Your Corporate Gift Guide
November 24, 2014
There are plenty of reasons your company would give a corporate gift: spreading seasonal cheer, thanking a valued client, or celebrating professional achievements. Organizations can certainly benefit—not only from fostering client or employee relationships—but also from IRS-defined deductions. As the holiday season approaches, here’s a regulation refresher when it comes to corporate gift-giving expenses. The $25 Gift Limit Your company can deduct up to $25 for each business gift per recipient per tax year. Colleagues, clients, and employees all fall under this $25 limit, whether the gift is direct or indirect. The difference? A gift intended for eventual personal use is considered an indirect gift, including gifts to clients or family members of employees, whereas those given as part of a direct professional relationship (i.e. a company to its employees) are considered direct. Incidental Costs Costs that are considered incidental are generally not included when determining the ...

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