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Items You 
Cannot Deduct(p162)


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Some interest payments are not deductible. Certain expenses similar to interest also are not deductible. Nondeductible expenses include the following items.
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Penalties.(p162)


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previous topic occurrence Penalty next topic occurrence

You cannot deduct fines and penalties paid to a government for violations of law, regardless of their nature.
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Personal Interest(p162)


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Personal Interest

Personal interest is not deductible. Personal interest is any interest that is not home mortgage interest, investment interest, business interest, or other deductible interest. It includes the following items.
Deposit
You may be able to deduct interest you pay on a qualified student loan. For details, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.