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I paid $3000 to a medical doctor for expert witness services

in my personal injury case...
I paid $3000 to a medical doctor for expert witness services in my personal injury case. Is that fee deductible as either a medical or legal expense?
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Unless the doctor provided actual medical services to you the fee is not a medical expense. If you received a judgement on the case and any amount was taxable you could use the expense.
If your personal injury award was for physical injuries then those are generally not taxable unless for wage loss. The expense would only be allowed if you had to pay tax on the award.

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