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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the attorney fees for the DWI are not deductible as a business expense.
Attorneys fees that are incurred as a result of producing income are tax deductible. Driving, even in a company car, is not considered an income producing activity. As such, the fees are not deductible. They are considered personal legal fees.
would criminal defense ever be business tax deductible?
What type of criminal defense are you asking about...for DWI?
in general? Just looking to understand the wide scope of it,
Well it depends on the crime committed, among other things.
Let me explain a little deeper - give me a few minutes to type a response.
John DiFronzo v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1998-41 (1998) held that organized crime families can deduct the legal fees that are incurred in defending against conspiracy and fraud charges
ok. I would like to see you paid but I would also like to get another expert to comment on this as I just like 2nd opinions. How do I proceed?
I have a good article for you to read about deducting criminal legal fees. It's available, HERE
Well, to get the second opinion you would rate my response as "excellent" and then we could relist the question to the board.
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