Thursday, December 11, 2008

House Trailer or Motel

June --

Regarding travel related expenses: cost to operate and maintain a house trailer, would that also include the purchase price of a trailer to use instead of lodging while on a temporary work assignment, or would it have to be depreciated?

Fort Pierce, FL

Dear Laura,

Assuming you have established that the house trailer -- or part of the house trailer -- is a legitimate business expense then you must depreciate the cost. The procedure is similar to depreciating a home office.

-- June

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