How to decided between entertainment expense and gift? | VK Consulting LLC
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Generally, if an item can be considered gift or entertainment,  claim it as entertainment.

Packaged food, beverages, flowers, etc you give to a customer to use later, treated as gift expense.

Tickets to the event, that you attended together must be treated as entertainment expense.

However, if you did not go, you have a choice to pick gift or entertainment expense, whichever is more advantageous to you.

When you make your selection remember gift expense is limited to $25 per gift and entertainment expenses deductible at 50%.

Give a call to your tax professional  and he or she will be able to help you make a right choice.