Here's a tough one, Joe... deductible meals for the Schedule C, self-employed trader. My employer (me) provides my meals to me at my place of employment (my house) for his convenience, as I need to stay near my computer during trading hours. As I read it, these meals would be deductible on my Sch. C as an employee benefit program (line 14) but not taxable as earned income elsewhere in my 1040 because in Pub 15-B, p. 12 in the section "Meals on Your Business Premises" the value of meals can be excluded from wages if they meet the premises and convenience test. What do you think? How would you suggest valuing these meals if I have commingled my personal and business lunchmeat? I could get a comparable lunch for $6 at Subway (sandwich, soda, & cookie).