Is court ordered counseling considered tax deductible
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Is court ordered counseling considered tax deductible

 
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Is court ordered counseling considered tax deductible

The counseling must qualify as a medical expense.  The IRS defines a medical expense as " the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body."  This includes treatment by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist for medical care.  I cannot say whether the counseling you received meets this test.  The fact that a judge ordered you to receive counseling is not relevant.  The test is whether the counseling was treatment for a medical condition.

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Is court ordered counseling considered tax deductible

No.
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