Attorney and settlement fees in discrimination case


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SMF

Taxpayer owns two family rental property and was sued for discrimination by a prospective tenant...and lost. Attorney fees were $7500. and the settlement was $25000. Are any of these deductible?
 
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Alan

Taxpayer owns two family rental property and was sued for discrimination by a prospective tenant...and lost. Attorney fees were $7500. and the settlement was $25000. Are any of these deductible?
You can deduct the attorney fees and the settlement on your Schedule E. However, if any part of that $25K was a penalty or fine paid to a government, that part would not be deductible.
 

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