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Your supervisor has asked you to research the following situation concerning Aurora Browning. Aurora is a self-employed attorney practicing in Seattle, Washington. Aurora attended a legal convention that was held on an Alaskan cruise departing from and returning to Seattle, Washington. The cruise ship was a vessel registered in the United States. Aurora’s associated expenses were:
Cost of cruise (not including meals)............ $2,734
Total cost of meals while on the cruise........... 350
Cost of seminars while on the cruise............ 500
Total......................... $3,584
Required:
Go to the IRS website (www.irs.gov) and locate Publication 463. Review the chapter on Travel. Write a letter to Aurora Browning stating the amount, if any, of travel expenses she can deduct related to the convention cruise. If she is allowed any travel expenses, make sure to include in your letter the substantiation requirements. (An example of a client letter is available at the website for this text located at www.cengagebrain.com.)


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