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    IRS audits activities not engaged in for profit Code Sec 183

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    Dr. Giles is a dentist who deducted losses for her horse breeding activity for 15 years. In 14 of the 15 years, she sustained a loss for tax reporting purposes. As a result of an audit, she took the IRS to task in Tax Court in 2006. She lost her case because she did not satisfactorily demonstrate the activity was a viable business.

    What are some of the factors which can be used to convince the IRS that a business has a profit motive and is not a hobby?

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    Problem: What are some of the factors which can be used to convince the IRS that a business has a profit motive and is not a hobby?

    The Income Tax Regulations under Section 1.183 provide a list of nine factors used to determine a profit motive. No ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution gives the code section and the nine rules cited in the regulations for the determination of whether a business is engaged in for profit. The nine factors commonly used by the IRS are again listed in a recent cited court case. The answer is given in the form of a list.

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