Legal fees for adoption

December 10, 2019

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Q. We operate a program for low income, disenfranchised local residents where we provide products and services based on social determinants of health. Normally, these payments are for goods and would not be considered reportable. However, we recently received a check request made payable to an attorney to cover adoption fees. Would these type of legal fees be reportable to both the attorney and the new parents? A.  (Answered by COKALA Tax Information Reporting Solutions, LLC, a 3rd party,…

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