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Hello - Im a lawyer that was working for a firm on a 1099

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Hello - I'm a lawyer that was working for a firm on a 1099 basis. The company was losing money, so to keep me they offered me a loan at a low interest. Is any of it tax deductible?
Thanks,
Matt

Stephen G. :

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What did you do with the money?

Stephen G. :

The answer to your question depends upon what you did with the proceeds of the loan. If you used the loan for business purposes, then the related expenditures would be deductible as well as any interest paid on the loan.

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If you used the loan proceeds for personal purposes, neither the expenditures nor the interest would be deductible.

Stephen G. :

However, if you used the loan for investments (stocks, bonds, etc.) that you may be able to deduct the interest as investment interest.

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Hi sorry - so proceeds of the loan are treated as taxable income?

Stephen G. :

No. Not at all.

Stephen G. :

Only if you don't have to pay it back & it was given as a result of your services which is what you said in your question; but if it is an actual loan, there's no income involved.

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The only question is whether or not there's some why for you to deduct any interest you pay on the loan.

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