Airline Tickets and Tax Deductibles

Are Airline Tickets Tax Deductible?

As a flight dispatch training center, we know the ins and outs of the aviation industry. As a result, we pick up on a few tips and tricks to save money and make life a little easier. Being an airline dispatcher school, we love sharing knowledge! Learn if airline tickets are tax-deductible and justification for business trips.

How to Expense Travel

We have some great news for you! Travel on a business trip is 100% tax-deductible. This goes for plane, train, bus, or automobile expenses! Just be sure you are dutifully calculating travel expenses for business trips.


Can You Write Off Vacations On Your Taxes?

Vacation travel costs cannot be written off, as they are a time of leisure. When writing off business expenses you will need to provide documentation, proof, and receipts so we highly recommend not trying to pass off a vacation as a business trip. 


Further Tax Write Off Opportunities

In addition to travel costs, a business trip has a variety of tax write-off opportunities if you diligently record expenses. For example, 50% of meals taken during a business trip can be written off. Lodging used during a business trip can be deducted similarly to travel expenses. 

A pro-tip we recommend, if you are required to head to a destination for business and wish to explore the location, try to schedule meetings and work around weekends. If you have a business meeting and events to attend on Friday and the following Monday, all lodging and meals are still deductible over the weekend regardless of whether you are working or not! 

To be sure your deductions are not penalized, make sure to file Form 8275 when filing your taxes. This form allows for detailed explanations regarding where you traveled for work. 


Other Ways to Save Money While Traveling 

Business trips are a great way to save money while traveling. Another way for individuals who love to travel without expensive travel expenses is to work in the field of aviation. Our aircraft dispatcher courses allow our students to receive their FAA aircraft dispatcher licenses and gain immediate employment for airlines. 

FAA aircraft dispatchers receive a variety of benefits, including various travel perks. In addition to being an in-demand career in an exciting industry, it is the perfect career for travel lovers. Contact us today to learn more about aircraft dispatching and our courses!  


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