Are Legal Fees a Tax Deduction?

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Are Legal Fees a Tax Deduction?

Dr. Friday
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Are legal fees a tax deduction? Many times people come in and they’re like, well, I’ve had to, you know, pay legal fees to get a will, a trust, maybe had to settle some sort of dispute. And the answer is no, the only time legal fees are a tax deduction, if you can tie it to a business. If for some reason you’re having to defend your license or something that was wrong in your business, those legal fees would be a legitimate tax deduction. Otherwise, no, you cannot write off your divorce or any other legal things that’s happened in your life.

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