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So let’s say I’m on a trip for business and I take someone out for dinner with me and as long as I keep it within a reasonable amount I can expense it right?

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Taking a friend to dinner is obviously out of policy. Can you get away with it? Probably. Worth your job? No.

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You work your ass off for the company. You're afforded a measly 50 bucks to eat with. Use it how you like! If you can feed 5 people with that, go right ahead. Expense what you ate at a legitimate restaurant and no questions will be asked. Also, it's nobody's business how much you eat and whether you choose 2,3 or 5 dishes at dinner as long as it's under the limit.

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Ethics 🤔

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As long as you are within the limits, nobody is going to ask what you had. Also you can do meal averaging if you go over

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How tf will they know?

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As long as you’re within the budget it shouldn’t be an issue. In a way you can argue that you had a big meal should they ask why (unlikely but just saying).

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Don’t be a dumbass. Listen to EY 1.

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Hell buy a round of drinks for the club. Nobody looks at expense reports

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Depends. If they say “have up to $50 for dinner” and you choose to spend it on two $25 plates, I think that’s fine because the limits were defined. But if they say “be reasonable in your spending” and you spent $25 on your dinner, you should only expense the $25.

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I forgot to mention that you can meal average. So say you have 50$/day for an entire week you can treat yourself to a full course meal at a fancy steak house. I spent 100$ for a 3 course meal at an expensive steak house and no questions were raised since I was within budget for the entire week. Sometimes you gotta treat yoself for all those slave hours you worked.

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Was this extra guest an escort?

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Millennials

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why would you jeopardize job over $20 dinner?

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EY 1 is right. Your friend should be fine with you paying and there’s no need to show that you have a Corp card

$50 for a meal is measly? 🤔

Ey8 when traveling yeah $50 for dinner is measly. Lunch or breakfast, no

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Seriously some people are scary cat. As long as you spend within your limit, no one questions, whether you order 1 or 4 dish

It’s not going to cost your job, you gotta be kidding me. You think they are going to look into 25 bucks?? Just take your friend out to dinner

People do have their expenses audited randomly. If you’re also doing cash tips and other flags you’re more likely to get on that list

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