Which of the following is a true statement? a. Expenses associated with a "hobby" are never...

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Which of the following is a true statement?

a. Expenses associated with a "hobby" are never deductible.

b. The deductibility of an activity's expenses in excess of revenues depends upon whether the activity is primarily profit-motivated or a hobby as determined by facts and circumstances.

c. Taxpayers engaged in a "hobby" are always presumed to be motivated by profit.

d. The regulations do not provide any guidance for determining whether an activity is profit motivated.

e. All of these are true.

Deductible expenses:

Deductible expenses spent on certain qualified activities so, that the amount can be deducted from the earned income in order to calculate the taxable income and to reduce the tax liability on earned income.

Answer and Explanation:

The correct option is b; the deductibility of an activity's expenses in excess of revenues depends upon whether the activity is primarily...

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IRS Determination of a Business vs. Hobby
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from Special Enrollment Examination (SEE): Exam Prep & Study Guide

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