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Tax Deduction Consulting: Business Meals Douglas GA

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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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H&R Block
(229) 273-9902
3302 FRONTAGE rdSTE B
CORDELE, GA

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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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