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srafsky01
Level 1

Legal Expenses

I have legal expenses associated with keeping my employment.  However, when I input into TurboTax Deluxe for 2019, it does not allow it.  How do I enter it into the program?

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Legal Expenses

Legal expenses are no longer deductible, even when they are employment-related.  The tax laws that went into effect for 2018 and beyond changed that.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4482873-which-federal-tax-deductions-have-been-suspended-by-tax-re...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
rgeib1
Level 2

Legal Expenses

Employment discrimination legal fees are still deductible. 

rgeib1
Level 2

Legal Expenses

I am having the same problem. The prompts in the program also state employment discrimination legal fees are deductible. 

srafsky01
Level 1

Legal Expenses

I believe they are.  I am going to research it further.  Thanks.

tagteam
Level 15

Legal Expenses

They are still allowed but only as an above-the-line deduction, not a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A and the expense has to be entered in a specific manner in TurboTax (see the link below).

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/how-do-i-enter-legal-fees-for-un...

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