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Are Police Officers and Firefighters considered fee based government employees?

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No, assuming you are referring to the deductibility of unreimbursed employee business expenses.  These are government employees who receive salary and compensation and not paid in whole or in part by fees received from the public for the services they render in those capacities.

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No, assuming you are referring to the deductibility of unreimbursed employee business expenses.  These are government employees who receive salary and compensation and not paid in whole or in part by fees received from the public for the services they render in those capacities.

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A fee-based public official is an individual who receives and retains remuneration directly from the public. An individual who receives payment for services from government funds in the form of a wage or salary is not a fee-based public official, even if the compensation is called a fee.


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My husband has a regular salary from the city government. But he also gets a 1099 for work he does for a district other than his own. Is that considered fee-based?

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"But he also gets a 1099 for work he does for a district other than his own."

Then he didn't work for the Public. A district paid him as an independent contractor.

I think you are lost on the internet. Did you intend to ask the TurboTax people? They are at this other link:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/discussions/discussion/03/302

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