Professional Accounting Services for Law Enforcement Professionals & Firefighters

For over four decades, Robert Hall & Associates has been proud to service law enforcement professionals and firefighters. With over 45 years of accounting and tax preparation experience with law enforcement and firefighters, Robert Hall & Associates has developed specific strategies to help industry professionals lower individual tax liability and promote financial stability. Along with standard deductions, police officers and firefighters can deduct specific costs incurred throughout the year. For example, the cost and care of all pieces of their uniforms and equipment can be deducted.

Allowable deductions include:

  • Uniforms and equipment
  • Union dues
  • Continuing education costs
  • Work-related transportation costs
  • Trade publications and association memberships

Among those broad categories here is more specific information on which items may be deducted:

Uniforms and work clothes: Cost and upkeep — such as tailoring and dry cleaning — for work clothes if you must wear them as a condition of your employment and they are not suitable for everyday wear.

Protective clothing: Safety shoes or boots, safety glasses, bulletproof vests, work gloves and more.

Union or professional society dues: These include dues and initiation fees you pay for membership to organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Police or International Association of Fire Fighters. You can also deduct fees for subscriptions to professional or trade publications.

Work-related education: This includes tuition for continuing education if the classes maintain or improve the skills required for your job, or if the class is required by your employer, or the law.

Tools and supplies: Flashlights, holsters and other items that are used in your work.

Don’t Miss Out On Tax Deductions You’re Entitled To

The average tax preparer does not know the unique deductions available to law enforcement and firefighting professionals. This means your “family tax preparer” is probably missing some important deductions and costing you money.   As police officers and firefighters, you are out there every day, protecting and serving your community; you don’t have time to worry about the financial opportunities you may be missing.  Let our dedicated tax consultants do the heavy lifting for you to ensure your financial stability.  Robert Hall & Associates tax specialists know all of the common tax deductions law enforcement and firefighting personnel are entitled to, plus some of the tax nuances that are overlooked by less knowledgeable tax professionals.  What does this mean? It means you no longer have to worry about missing out on thousands of dollars in potential deductions that are rightfully yours! In addition to tax preparation, our consultants offer a wide variety of financial services including:

  • Retirement planning
  • Estate planning
  • Tax planning
  • Debt management services
  • And more

If you are looking for a knowledgeable professional capable of getting the most out of your tax returns and help secure your financial future, call Robert Hall & Associates at 818.242.4888 or contact us to schedule a consultation.

What Our Law Enforcement / Firefighter Clients Are Saying

I began having my taxes done by Robert Hall when he was working out of his home, over 30 years ago. Today, they remain one of the most professional and respected tax preparation companies in the industry. The highest praise you can give a company is when they can be referred to friends and family. I’ve done both. Many of my firefighter brothers, that I referred, have been going to Robert Hall and Associates for many years. Also, my mom, brother, daughter and her husband have taken advantage of the expertise provided at RHA. Should you unfortunately be audited by the IRS, you will not be alone. RHA represented us through the entire process, which resulted with a successful outcome. In addition, if you need to seek advice from your tax preparer, they are available throughout the year. All preparers at RHA are very competent and professional. It is my pleasure to refer you to Robert Hall and Associates.

Michael Albarran, Retired Fire Battalion Chief - Long Beach, CA

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