In Costello v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2021-9, the Tax Court held disallowance of deductions for losses from farming activity sustained because losses were startup expenses for which I.R.C. sec. 195(a) prohibits a current deduction, disallowance of operating loss deduction for first rental property sustained because not held for rental, and etc.. A married couple was disallowed various deductions that were claimed on their tax returns for two tax years at issue. Taxpayer-wife was involved in a farming activity (raising chickens, growing vegetables, and raising cattle) from which she incurred seven years of losses.
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Posted by Jessica Ji, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.