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Medical license fee tax deductible for resident?

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by Purulent DC, 08.19.05.

  1. Purulent DC

    Purulent DC Member

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    I've saved my receipts for moving to my current residency in CA and I planned to deduct those expenses, but what about medical license fees? I just had to pay $815 to begin the multi-month process of getting my California license. Does anyone know if this fee is deductible?
  2. edmadison

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    I can help you here. You absolutely can NOT deduct your medical license fees (at least for you initial licensure). I quote publication 17:

    "You cannot deduct professional accreditation fees such as the following... 3) Medical and dental license fees paid to get initial licensing."

    Sorry,

    Ed
  3. Purulent DC

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    Thanks ED. I guess the evil tax man triumphs once again.
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    Just looked through that publication and could not find the reference you quoted. I DID deduct my license fees based on other statements in that same publication. Do you have a page numebr?
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    Publication 17, page 212, column 3.

    Ed
  6. Snoopy

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    Thanks.

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