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11467: Schedule C - DOT Meals

1040 Individual Data Entry

A taxpayer is a truck driver who is covered by DOT (Department of Transportation) rules. How do I enter amounts in the Meals field on the Schedule C to reflect that?


Starting in Drake18, Schedule C, line 24 has been broken out into 3 different lines for Travel and Meals subject to the 50% or 80% limits.

In Drake16 and Drake17, check the box Meals subject to DOT rules near the bottom of the C screen. 

In Drake15 and prior, on the C screen in data entry, select from the drop list for the Special tax treatment code box.

Business code 484120 (General Freight Trucking, Long Distance) will default to using the 80% limit for DOT, instead of the standard 50% limit.

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