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January 2009

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Recruiting Expense

I attempted to hire the wife of a past client to work in my business. I met her in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, my client. I invited her to Arizona. She paid airfare and I paid for her lodging, meals, and other expenses here. My attempt at this hire was not successful. May I still deduct the expenses? (K.W., Scottsdale, AZ)


Absolutely, unless there is more to this than you are telling us.


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