- What happens if someone drinks too much? Who is held accountable?
- What is tax deductible?
The first one is a legal argument, but generally, if an employee is at a work-related party and even if a couple of employees leave that after party, they are still potentially open liability for you and the worker’s compensation. So it’s important to check out the legalities of organising parties with your employees.
Secondly, you want to ask yourself what is tax deductible in terms of your Christmas party. Can you have lunch or a bit of alcohol, and what (or how much of it) is deductible?
[ctt template=”9″ link=”e6f28″ via=”no” ]What is tax deductible in terms of your Christmas party? The general rule is anything less than $300.[/ctt]
The general rule is that anything under $300 can be classified as a fringe benefit and is under the limit. So you can run with that – less than $300. If you have a party in-house, it is fine, but the take-home point is that there will be consequences if you spend more than that per person for the party.
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