June 6, 2019 8:17 AM
Yes, you can adjust (reduce) the 1099-MISC income for attorney's fees without itemizing.
To enter the legal fees:
- Go to Less Common Income, Miscellaneous Income and Other reportable income (enter "other reportable income" in the Search Box and Select "Jump to other reportable income")
- Continue to the screen "Other Taxable Income". Enter the description as "Attorney Fees - 1099-MISC Settlement" and the amount as a negative number. These are NOT wages.