You will report $28,403 (sorry I got ahead of myself before) as income from social security, and if any portion of this is taxable income then you will deduct a portion of the attorney fees, but not all of them.
For example, if $14,200 of the amount was taxable, then you could deduct 1/2 of the legal fees as a miscellaneous itemized deduction
on your tax return. This is line 23 of your tax return.
If none of your benefits are taxable, then none of your legal fees are deductible.
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