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Legal Fees

Generally, Individuals can deduct legal expenses incurred in attempting to produce or collect taxable income or paid in connection with the collection, refund or determination of tax. You may not deduct legal fees incurred in obtaining tax-free damages for physical injury or sickness. Businesses can deduct legal fees for the production or collection of income or for the management of income producing property.

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