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Interest, Investment, Money Transactions

Question: Is the interest amount that we paid to the IRS deductible?


Interest and penalties paid to the IRS on federal taxes are not deductible.

For more information, refer to:

  • Items You Cannot Deduct in the Interest Expense chapter in Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals
  • Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions

Category: Itemized Deductions, Standard Deduction
Subcategory: Interest, Investment, Money Transactions

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The OMB number for this study is 1545-1432.
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