I work in coffee shops every day as I develop. Coffee shops have an unwritten (sometimes written) rule that you cannot use their wifi, power, and bathrooms without buying something. Because of that I buy a small coffee or tea every day.
This adds up to about $1000 a year for me.
Can I claim a tax deduction for this? I have read on this blog that I can deduct 100% of internet cafe if it costs money, so to me this feels like the same concept. I must buy a coffee to use the free wifi so its kind of the same thing just with extra steps.
I can also deduct 50% of 'business meal expenses' which is more for lunch and dinner meetings, so I don't really think this applies. What do you all think?