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Tax Deduction Consulting: Attorney Fees Denver CO

All attorney fees are not automatically tax deductible. There are some cases where they can be taken as itemized deductions. These cases generally deal with some type of business related or income producing activity. If the legal action is related to your business or your employment, the attorney fees are usually deductible.

Andy Lyford
2525 16th Street
Denver, CO
Company
Title: Registered Principal
Company: Charlton Investment Services
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Trinity College, BA
Years Experience
Years Experience: 18
Service
IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planni

Data Provided by:
Mr. S. David Estes (RFC®), EA
(303) 759-8248
1325 S. Colorado Blvd., #026
Denver, CO
Company
Financial Decisions
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 13
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Insurance, Business Coach, Healthcare Accounts, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Deborah A. Gamber (RFC®)
(303) 228-7230
4950 S. Yosemite St, F2, #327
Greenwood Village, CO
Company
Sequoia Financial Corp
Qualifications
Education: University of Colorado: BA degree in Theoretical MathematicsFinancial Planning Courses through American College
Years of Experience: 17
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Precious Metals, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Education Plan, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Gregory Scott
16 Inverness Place East
Englewood, CO
Service
Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,High Yield Bank Accounts,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bert Hermelink (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, CSA
(303) 696-6700
23493 E. Phillips Place
Aurora, CO
Company
Strategic Advantage Financial
Qualifications
Education: BA, Valparaiso UniversityCLU, ChFC, The American College
Years of Experience: 40
Membership
IARFC, SCSA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Precious Metals, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Perry Neva
1427 Glencoe St.
Denver, CO
Service
Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,High Yield Bank Accounts,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Capt

Data Provided by:
Dot Mechtenberg
8100 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO
Company
Company: Dot Mechtenberg, Inc.
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Years Experience
Years Experience: 40
Service
Portfolio Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Captive Insurance,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class P

Data Provided by:
Michael L. Schwartz (RFC®), CFP, RFP
(303) 290-8600
6635 S. Dayton, #300
Greenwood Village, CO
Company
Wealth Masters, Inc.
Qualifications
Education: S
Years of Experience: 33
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Charitable Planning, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Mr. David Robert Cichon (RFC®), CEP, CSA
(720) 482-1917
7700 E Arapahoe Rd Ste 110
Centennial, CO
Company
Evergreen & Company
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 37
Membership
IARFC, FPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Pl

Data Provided by:
Brett Smith
1285 Cimarron Drive
Lafayette, CO
Company
Title: Owner
Company: Brett R. Smith CPA Wealth Management, LLC
Type
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Kansas State University/Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Major & Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science - Economics Major
Colorado University - Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Denver University - Master of Taxation (MT)
Years Experience
Years Experience: 20+
Service
Wealth Management,Real Estate Investment Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Investment & Portfolio Management,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Retirement Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Educat

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Tax Deduction Consulting: Attorney Fees

Tax Deductions for Attorney Fees

The general rule for tax deductions for attorney fees is that the legal action has to be related to some type of income producing activity.

All attorney fees are not automatically tax deductible. There are some cases where they can be taken as itemized deductions. These cases generally deal with some type of business related or income producing activity. If the legal action is related to your business or your employment, the attorney fees are usually deductible.

Attorney fees for legal actions between spouses are an example. The fees paid for the separation or divorce action are not deductible because they have nothing to do with income. However, if one spouse is taking legal action to collect taxable alimony payments, the attorney fees for this would be deductible. It would be important to make sure that the attorney separates his bill isolating the part of the bill that is related solely to the collection activity. On the other hand, if a spouse was trying to reduce alimony, the attorney fees would not be deductible as no income is actually produced as a result of the legal action.

Legal fees for personal injury suits are a very good example of this principle. If the personal injury suit results in the payment of taxable income, the attorney fees are deductible from the taxes of the injured party. If the payment is non-taxable, the legal fees are not deductible. If the defender of the personal injury suit is a business, the attorney fees would be a deductible expense because they are business related.

Estate planning is another gray area of tax deductions for attorney fees. To the degree that the attorney fees are related to tax matters or income producing property, they are deductible. Attorney fees for legal actions related to Social Security are also deductible only to the degree that they result in an increase in taxable benefits.

When you are presented with attorney fees, it is a mistake to make an assumption on...

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