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There is a young lady in my office who said she was told that

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There is a young lady in my office who said she was told that the 40,000. she invested in a working interest was totally deductable.
I just confirmation from you that I'm telling her the right thing. As far as I know when you invest in a working interest, business or anything else, the money you put up is not deductable unless the business goes belly up, you sell or otherwise dispose of it.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.

Megan C :

Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. You are correct. Investments in working interests add to basis...so they aren't deductible unless the interest in the activity is disposed of

Megan C :

Unfortunately, investments are not current tax deductions.

Megan C :

I'm truly sorry if this is not favorable for your client...I wish there was better news to report

Megan C :

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Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.
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Category: Finance
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Experience: Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level
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