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Went to my accountant today to discuss my tax filings for next year and my Social Security checks.
My wife and I are both Realtors now and often show homes by ourselves to people we don't know at all hours of the day and night. Of course I am concerned for her safety and mine.
I asked my accountant if I could claim my pistols I purchased last year as a deduction? He said yes and also ammunition for practice. So I will claim my Super Carry Ultra Plus and the Solo I purchased for my wife last year. What do you think about that?
 

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Technically we are independent contractors. My sales manager just said don't carry in the office. I understand the importance to keep them concealed because of the impression a client may get.
 

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That's great...My gf works as a mortgage banker and travels locally 70% of the time.She asked if she could carry while she was going between realtors and lenders and her company said no way that it was against company policy.
 

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I wonder if I could claim some guns and ammo. Last week I had a guy in the office- homeless and kind of crazy. He wouldn't leave. I finally got him out and about five minutes later he came barging in past the receptionist and into my office, only this time he was carrying some sort of bag.

I had no idea what he has- gun-knife-sword- who knows? It was very tense I forcefully demanded that he leave. I directed my secretary to call 911. I had my hand in my pocket on my .38 the whole time. I was prunning scenarios through my head. He finally left, a few seconds before the police arrived.

They knew who he was and said they would find him and issue a trespass warning.

The folks in the office know I carry, but they asked if I had my gun with me. They know I always do, but still they asked, and were glad I had it.
 

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I wonder if I could claim some guns and ammo. Last week I had a guy in the office- homeless and kind of crazy. He wouldn't leave. I finally got him out and about five minutes later he came barging in past the receptionist and into my office, only this time he was carrying some sort of bag.

I had no idea what he has- gun-knife-sword- who knows? It was very tense I forcefully demanded that he leave. I directed my secretary to call 911. I had my hand in my pocket on my .38 the whole time. I was prunning scenarios through my head. He finally left, a few seconds before the police arrived.

They knew who he was and said they would find him and issue a trespass warning.

The folks in the office know I carry, but they asked if I had my gun with me. They know I always do, but still they asked, and were glad I had it.
Glad the encounter worked out for you. Ask your account if personal protection is a deduction. I can't hurt to try!!
 

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There are all kinds of things you can deduct as a business expense. But, and this is a big, big butt, are you prepared for an audit if some of the things you claim raise red flags with the [-]gestapo[/-], um, IRS?

There are certain things that get their attention. So, if the price of the pistols and the price of ammo is worth a possible run in with the Feds, enjoy. ;)

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That makes sense.Prior to retirement I was always able to deduct my telephone bills because I was required to have a phone,also dry cleaning bills for uniforms,toll money spent travelling back and forth from work,any magazine subscriptions related to anything law enforcement(and that could be a stretch),any equipment that I paid for out of pocket.Boy,that was sweet.Makes me kinda wish I could do it all over again(except for the ex-wives).:D
 

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If he's wrong, does he pay the penalties and fines or do the jail time?


Is tax evasion a felony? Felon's are not allowed to own gun. Hm, there's a twist.
 

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If he's wrong, does he pay the penalties and fines or do the jail time?

Is tax evasion a felony? Felon's are not allowed to own gun. Hm, there's a twist.
If you're talking to me, I don't do anything illegal. But to answer your question, yes my CPA would represent me if there was a dispute.
 
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