I paid to a lawyer. Can I deduct his fees? | VK Consulting LLC
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It depends on a claim you hired attorney for. Legal fees are deductible only if they relate in some clear way to taxable income, thus fees occurred for personal claims are not deductible.  Car accidents or animal bites cases considered to be personal claims, and attorneys fees are not deductible.  However, taxpayer can deduct  legal cost involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, etc.  Legal cost to collect alimony is also a deductible expense  since alimony is taxable income.