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My wife and I payed for legal fee's to acquire guardianship of my grandson . Due to both parents being unable to care for him Are the legal fees deductible

 
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bwa
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My wife and I payed for legal fee's to acquire guardianship of my grandson . Due to both parents being unable to care for him Are the legal fees deductible

Legal fees are generally not deductible. There are two significant exceptions

  • Legal fees are deductible if incurred to determine or collect any tax liability.
  • Legal fees are deductible if the suit is to secure taxable income.

Because of those criteria, your legal fees would not be deductible.


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bwa
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My wife and I payed for legal fee's to acquire guardianship of my grandson . Due to both parents being unable to care for him Are the legal fees deductible

Legal fees are generally not deductible. There are two significant exceptions

  • Legal fees are deductible if incurred to determine or collect any tax liability.
  • Legal fees are deductible if the suit is to secure taxable income.

Because of those criteria, your legal fees would not be deductible.


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