Upcoming industry events such as The HighLifeStyle Show are a good way to gain know-how, find new suppliers, and network with others in the industry. Best of all, Uncle Sam – in the form of our tax laws – is willing to pick-up the expense of attending and meeting potential and current clients the event… at least for some.
Many entrepreneurs attend industry trade shows, conferences, and seminars to support their businesses. These events allow business owners to network with other entrepreneurs, vendors, and industry leaders, as well as stay on top of the latest technology and innovation in their respective fields. These events have a price tag, but it is important to remember that if the event you attend serves a legitimate purpose, its cost may be deductible come tax time.
The cost of attending a trade show, seminar, or other business convention may be deductible as a business expense.
In order to deduct the cost of attendance, meals, and hotel, you must be able to show that the event was directly related to your business. This means that the event must have had a specific purpose in furthering your business interests.
The cost of traveling to and from a business convention may also be deductible. This includes the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, and any other expenses related to traveling to the event.
Keep in mind that only the costs of attending a business-related event may be deducted.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW*
Are registration and lodging expenses I incur attending a convention, seminar, or trade show deductible?
- The registration and lodging expenses you incur attending a convention, seminar, or trade show are generally 100% deductible as long as the event you attend provides, maintains, or improves the skills related to your trade or business. Keep in mind, however, that conferences you attend for political, investment or personal purposes are not deductible expenses.
Are transportation taxes deductible?
- If you travel to a conference in the U.S., your transportation (airfare or car), meals (50%), single hotel room and other business expenses incurred at your conference would generally be considered deductible. If you take a personal trip and happened to attend a conference or event while away, you can only deduct the conference fee and other business-related expenses you incurred while at your destination.
Can I deduct my travel or convention costs if I travel with my family?
- If you travel with your spouse, relative, or friend on business or to a convention you may not deduct any portion of their travel or convention costs – unless they are your employee, partner, professional advisor, customer, or other party who joined you for a legitimate business purpose.
*Be sure to consult your professional tax return preparer to get the most out of your visit or exhibitor space at the The HighLifeStyle Show. Keep all your convention, travel, and meal receipts and good records on your days activities.
About the show
October 7-9, 2022
The Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center, Boxborough, MA
Tickets available now!
You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the private property.
There will be over 30,000 sq ft indoor and outdoor gathering of brands, dispensaries, distributors, growers, artists, performers and consumers to converge in the HighLifeStyle of B2B and B2C in a resort hotel conference setting with exhibitors, vendors, concerts, comedy, education, celebrities, socializing and networking.
Offering exhibitors and vendors a fun environment to meet qualified customers who are interested in canna related products, services and creative arts. There will be no THC products for sale on property.
As a business conference, one of The HighLifeStyle Show goals is to have businesses, entrepreneurs and brands to be able to meet the distributors, retailers and consumers in an entertaining, safe environment. Retail distributors can promote their products and retail locations in order to compete to attract new customers. Artists can find new fans. Craft growers can network to find supplies they may need to be an at-home botanist, or find outlets or job opportunities.
As a LifeStyle conference, we will be showcasing all aspects of the canna inspired culture including health, wellness, music, art, clothing, literature, food, cultivation, supplies, medical, educational and ancillary aspects including cannabis weddings and travel.
There will be two levels of participation involving access to indoor and outdoor activities. All attendees will be able to access all of the Exhibitors indoors and out.
Live Music On The Main Stage Outdoors All Weekend Long Includes
The Wailers, Roots of Creation, Brett Wilson, Mikaela Davis, Barrence Whitfield, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Tsunami of Sound, Justine’s Black Threads and more.
THERE WILL BE NO SELLING ANYTHING IN VIOLATION OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW. THIS LOCATION IS NOT A DISPENSARY.
About the Venue
Boxboro Regency Hotel (978) 263-8701 Located in a rural area near several corporate offices, this conference hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from I- 95 and within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. A 20 minute drive from downtown Boston. The warm, traditionally furnished rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a seating area. Higher classrooms have mini-fridges and/or a balcony or terrace overlooking the pool. Suites also include sofa beds and microwaves, while higher-end suites have separate living rooms. The on-site full-service restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves modern American fare. Guests can unwind on the indoor pool deck. Additional amenities include an exercise facility and an indoor pool. The hotel provides free parking and is pet friendly.
While there are many pleasant restaurants close to our hotel, we are happy to offer guests delicious on-site dining options. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at our casual restaurant Minuteman Grille American Pub. You can also enjoy a delicious meal served directly in your room.
Amenities consist of a tropical atrium with a fountain, free Wi-Fi, free parking, disabled access, indoor pool, restaurant, bar, room service, air conditioning. Refrigeration, Airport Shuttle, Pets Allowed, Dogs Allowed (please call hotel for more information 978-263-8701). In addition, for hotel guests, we provide a fully equipped fitness center that includes changing rooms and showers, treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and free weights. Stay in control of your business with our on-site business center, which offers computer, printer and fax services.
Hotel restaurant, bar and indoor restrooms are also exclusive to VIPs, Hotel guests and Exhibitors.
VIP Live Concerts including Roots of Creation appearing in Concert on Friday October 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm – also Brett Wilson solo set Friday Evening – Special Show only for VIPs, Exhibitors and Hotel Guests and Mikaela Davis with her band Southern Star will be performing in concert Saturday Oct. 8 on the main stage outdoors – Mikaela Davis will be performing a special solo concert for VIPs, Exhibitors and Hotel Guests with More VIP Activities To Be Announced.