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Friday, 25 September 2009

Sex Not Tax Deductible

The US Tax Court has recently ruled that money spent on prostitutes and pornography is a not tax deductible expense, even for a New York lawyer.

William G Halby, an established Brooklyn tax lawyer, submitted to the Internal Revenue Services a range of expenses he wanted deducted from his tax liability as “medical expenses”. Under section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code, expenses for medical care can be deducted from a tax liability if the care was for the “diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease” or for the purpose of “affecting any structure or function of the body”.

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