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Understanding the Treatment of Attorney Fees and Elimination of Above-The-Line Deductions

Gain a better understanding of how to properly treat attorney fees in different cases like settlements, judgments, employment claims, and more.

The tax treatment of attorney fees and elimination of miscellaneous itemized deductions has created significant confusion for lawyers and their clients. Improperly deducting legal fees or failing to understand the new limits on deductions can lead to costly overpayment of taxes. This presentation will provide clarity on these complex tax issues. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to properly treat attorney fees in different cases like settlements, judgments, employment claims, whistleblower awards, and more. The elimination of miscellaneous itemized deductions will also be covered in depth, including the implications for legal fee deductibility. Recent tax law changes, IRS reporting requirements, and settlement structuring techniques using qualified settlement funds will be examined. With this knowledge, you'll be able to maximize tax benefits for legal fees, avoid overpayment of taxes, and steer clear of IRS scrutiny. Staying up-to-date on these rules is crucial for attorneys to provide accurate tax advice and optimize outcomes for their clients.

98 minutes
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Agenda

Tax Treatment of Legal Settlements and Judgments

  • Comparison Between Settlements and Judgments
  • 2018 Changes
  • Legal Fees Overview

Non-Physical Injury Cases

  • Employment vs. Non-Employment
  • Whistle-Blower and Civil Rights Fees
  • Fee Deduction Problems

Physical Injury Cases

  • Tax Exclusion Overview
  • Wording and Compromises
  • PTSD Recoveries
  • Sexual Harassment/Abuse

Tax Reporting on Forms 1099

  • Overview
  • Rules for Issuing IRS Form 1099
  • Joint Payees
  • IRS Form W-9

Structuring

  • QSFs
  • Settlement Wording
  • Tax Indemnities
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on May 21, 2024.

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  • AIPB 1.5
     
  • This program is acceptable for 1.5 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.7
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.7 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.7
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.7 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • MO CLE 2.0
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.6
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 97 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.9
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.9 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.6
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.6 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.62
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.62 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 2.0 MCLE hours.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 2.0
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • NM CLE 1.6
     
  • NY CLE 2.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 2
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Robert W. Wood, Esq.

Robert W. Wood, Esq.

Wood LLP

  • Managing Partner, Wood LLP, a tax law firm
  • Practice emphasizes taxation of settlements, litigation funding, tax controversies, and other areas of tax law
  • An experienced speaker, having given large numbers of lectures and continuing education courses and programs to lawyers, accountants and enrolled agents on tax issues and has written many books and articles on tax issues related to the subject matter of this presentation
  • Writes tax opinions, serves as an expert witness, and handles tax audits and dis-putes
  • Author of Taxation of Damage Awards and Settlement Payments, Qualified Set-tlement Funds and Section 468B, and hundreds of articles
  • Admitted to the bar in California, New York, the District of Columbia, Texas, Mon-tana, Arizona, Washington, and Wyoming and qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales
  • Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Taxa-tion
  • Can be contracted at [email protected]
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Published 2024
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