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Author: ctaylor10 Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121219  
Subject: INS Lawyer Expenses (Immigration) Date: 2/17/2000 11:12 PM
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I'm Canadian and have had to pay about 10K to lawyers in 1999 for legal service to obtain Greencards for my wife and I. Can I deduct any of these fees on the grounds that I was required to pay them in order to earn income?
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Subject: Re: INS Lawyer Expenses (Immigration) Date: 2/17/2000 11:22 PM
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<< I'm Canadian and have had to pay about 10K to lawyers in 1999 for legal service to obtain Greencards for my wife and I. Can I deduct any of these fees on the grounds that I was required to pay them in order to earn income? >>

No. This is a nondeductible personal legal expense.

Phil Marti
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