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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Willens: How M.B.A. Students Can Deduct Their Education Expenses

Tax Analysts Robert Willens (Robert Willens LLC, New York; Adjunct Professor, Columbia) has published Deducting an MBA Candidate's Education Expenses, 121 Tax Notes 415 (Oct. 27, 2008):

Robert Willens examines whether a master's in business administration candidate can deduct his expenses for federal income tax purposes, concluding that the typical MBA candidate should be able to comply with the tests laid out by courts, despite the IRS's reluctance to allow the deduction.

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Posted by: | Oct 28, 2008 5:40:48 PM

What about J.D.'s?

Posted by: GU | Oct 28, 2008 6:39:39 PM

I thought the argument was going to be for deductability of the MBA degree as a Section 165(c)(3) casualty loss due to the catastrophic collapse of the financial employment market.

Posted by: | Oct 28, 2008 8:35:28 PM