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Your client, Barney Green, and his wife, Edith, attended a three-day program in Maui entitled “Financial, Tax, and Investment Planning for Investors.” The Greens went to Hawaii several days early so that they could adjust to the jet lag and be ready for the seminar. The $ 8,000 cost of the trip included the following expenses.
First-class airfare …………………………. $ 2,500
Hotel (seven days) ………………………… 2,000
Program fee ……………………………….. 2,000
Meals and other expenses ………………….. 1,500
TheGreens have records to substantiate all the above expenditures in a manner that is acceptable under I. R. C. § 274.
a. List as many possible tax research issues as you can to determine whether the Greens can deduct any or all of the $ 3,000 of expenditures on their current-year tax return.
b. After completing your list of tax research issues, list the keywords you might use to construct an online tax research query.
c. Execute an online search using your query. For simplicity, select the IRS Publications database from whichever online tax service you use. Summarize your findings.


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