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Tax Deduction Consulting: Attorney Fees Douglas GA

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.

Jackson Hewitt
(912) 389-2078
829 Peterson Avenue S
Douglas, GA

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Mr. Gordon L. Hillegas (RFC®), EA
(706) 234-7468
500 East 2nd St.
Rome, GA
Company
Peachtree Planning Corporation
Qualifications
Education: BS
Years of Experience: 17
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Daniyal Inamullah
4751 Best Road
Atlanta, GA
Company
Company: Waddell & Reed
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Emory University/BA Economics
Service
Stock Market Alternative,Alternative Investments,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Disability Insur

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Mr. Maurice O. Miller (RFC®), CEP, MBA
(404) 298-0054
PO Box 1366
Stone Mountain, GA
Company
TM Financial Group, Inc/PBBIC Strategies
Qualifications
Education: BS, MBA
Years of Experience: 16
Membership
IARFC, NAPFA, NICEP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, LiabCover, Compensation Plans

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Mr. John R. Murray (RFC®), LUTCF
(912) 265-1932
PO Box 1733
Brunswick, GA
Company
John Murray & Associates Financial Group
Qualifications
Education: 31 Years in Public Accounting and Tax Services.20 Years in Insurance andFinancial Services.
Years of Experience: 25
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Family Offices, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Noah Reichert
2450 Atlanta Hwy
Cumming, GA
Company
Company: North Georgia Investment Planning LLC
Education
Georgia State University/BS PUblic and Urban Affairs
Georgia State University/MBA in Finance
Years Experience
Years Experience: 5
Service
Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated

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Mr. Lawrence W. Hoffman (RFC®), CFP, CHFC
(706) 323-9980
18 9th Street, Suite 500
Columbus, GA
Company
First Command Financial Planning
Qualifications
Education: BS in General Engineering from United States Military Academy (West Point). MS in Administration from Central Michigan. MS in Secondary School Education (Principal) from East Central University (Oklahoma).
Years of Experience: 11
Membership
IARFC, FPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Asset Protection, BuySell, LiabCover, Compensation Plans

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Alan McKnight, MBA, CFP®
200 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA
Company
Title: Vice President
Company: Kays Financial Advisory Corporation
Type
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Southern Polytechnic State University/Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Kennesaw State University/MBA/Finance
College for Financial Planning/Certified Financial Planning
Years Experience
Years Experience: 15
Service
Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only

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Dr. Leonard D. Stimley (RFC®), MBA, PHD
(678) 986-9710
695 Ashford Cove Drive
Lilburn, GA
Company
Mobius Consulting Group
Qualifications
Education: BSEE, MBA, Ph.D(Financial Analysis)
Years of Experience: 9
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Duncan & Kitchens LLC
(706) 754-5814
327 Monroe St Ste D
Clarkesville, GA

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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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