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Tax Deduction Consulting: Business Meals Denver CO

There are few deductions that are as open to questions as business meal deductions. The issue revolves around just exactly what makes a meal a business expense and not merely the necessary act of eating. Read and get more info from the following.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: Business Meals

Business Meal Deductions

There are few deductions that are as open to questions as business meal deductions. The issue revolves around just exactly what makes a meal a business expense and not merely the necessary act of eating.

The key question involved in understanding business meal deductions is what makes the meal a business transaction and not simply the necessary act of eating. The issue is a little more clear cut when a person is traveling on a business related activity. The idea of traveling away from the employee's home means that he is not able to take his meals in the normal fashion that he would if he were not traveling. Therefore, he is forced to spend money that he would, most likely, not have spent otherwise. Travel expenses include business meal deductions and they can be actual expense or they may use published per diem schedules.

The per diem schedules that govern the amount of allowable meal deductions take into consideration the cost of living variations in different sections of the country. There is a higher per diem allowance when you travel on business to an area with higher expenses. The advantage of using the per diem amount is that you do not have to keep any records or worry about saving receipts. In many cases, travel expenses and meal expenses are reimbursed by the employer. Of course, you can only claim non-reimbursed expenses as a deduction.

When you are not traveling, the criteria for business meal deductions is a little less clear. The general rule is that a meal becomes a business meal when it is shared with a client or business associate and the purpose of the meal is to foster a business relationship of some type. It is not going to work to consider a meal a business meal just because you are reading a report while waiting to be served. The presence of that business associate is going to be necessary in most cases to establish the business purpose.

Interestingly enough, it is not really necessary that business actual...

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