Tax Law

Halby v. Comm'r, T.C. Memo 2009-204 (T.C. 2009) (Sept. 13, 2009)

Treas. Reg. Sec. 1.213-1(e)(1)(ii) provided that taxpayer was not entitled to deduction for illegal treatment. Payments by tax attorney to various prostitutes in New York were personal expenses not prescribed by doctor and not intended to treat a medical condition. He was not entitled to deductions for these amounts. IRC Sec. 6662 penalty was upheld.

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