What if I settled in an employment dispute and the employer wrote the check to me, and I wrote a check to the attorney for fees. Do I need to issue a 1099 to the attorney in that case since I will be claiming a deduction?

Employment settlement discrimination.
Settled - payment made to me via check. I paid attorney 33% fee via personal check. Attorney says no need for me to issue 1099, I can deduct above the line.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 10, 2015 12:03 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

V Jonas Urba
If you ran a business you might to make sure the IRS does not come after you for a service provider you hired and paid. However, medical, legal, and accounting services are completed by licensed / registered professionals and we are subject to disciplinary action if we fail to pay taxes. Follow your own lawyer's advice. Since the check was paid solely to you there appears to be mutual trust in doing so regardless.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Nov 10, 2015 1:30 PM [EST]

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