Meals that are purchased for work or business purposes can sometimes be fully deductible, depending on what the meals are for and a few other requirements.
Meals purchased for a company picnic or holiday party can be fully deducted at tax time.
Coffee, snacks, bottled water, donuts, soda, and other similar items provided for employee consumption in the workplace are also 100% deductible.
During promotional events or campaigns, food offered to the public for free can be deducted fully.
Employer provided meals offered as an incentive to employees to keep them on the premises, working late or on call, or to entice workers to come in on weekends can be 100% deducted on the employer’s return, as it is in benefit of the employer to provide these meals.