By Dida Clifton, TheOfficeSquad®
Buying a Starbucks on the way to work is not a meal & entertainment business expense. It is only considered a legitimate meal and entertainment business expense when you have a client or employee and business is discussed and it is recommended to jot down on the receipt the other person's name and what was discussed briefly.
Tickets to the ball game is a gift business expense but the drinks and meal prior to the game is a meal and entertainment business expense. (because it is almost impossible to discuss business during a game).