How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Robin D. Your Own Question
Robin D.
Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 13112
Experience:  15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor
Type Your Tax Question Here...
Robin D. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Can I deduct legal fees, fines, and class fees for my DUI

Resolved Question:

Can I deduct legal fees, fines, and class fees for my DUI?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 6 years ago.

Hello vu818c8,

Thank you for using Just Answer.

The IRS allows certain legal fees to be used as a deduction on your Schedule A.

Legal fees related to producing or collecting taxable income or getting tax advice are allowed.

You can usually deduct legal expenses that you incur in attempting to produce or collect taxable income or that you pay in connection with the determination, collection, or refund of any tax.

You can also deduct legal expenses that are:

  • Related to either doing or keeping your job, such as those you paid to defend yourself against criminal charges arising out of your trade or business,

  • For tax advice related to a divorce if the bill specifies how much is for tax advice and it is determined in a reasonable way, or

  • To collect taxable alimony.

Legal fees or fines in connection with any type of criminal defense are not deductible.


I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX information is useful to you,

Robin D. and other Tax Specialists are ready to help you