Judge Rules Out Medical Tax Deduction For Hookers And Porn

A State Court in New York has ruled out some $296,495 which were claimed as medical deductions, which was paid for hookers, porn and other sexual simulations. A U.S. Tax Court had also ruled that $120,000 for medical purposes were also disallowed. So who is the person who was trying to claim these deductions? How about a 79 year old male who is a retired tax lawyer from Brooklyn. Apparently this man has a unquenchable thirt for sexual acts and has paid a great deal of money to satisfy himself. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, he was looking as taking a huge medical deduction to off set his costs.

In a recent article it also states:

In an interview Thursday, Halby said there would be no appeal. “That’s it,” he said.  Halby expressed frustration that neither the federal nor state court bothered to deal in writing with his claim that the U.S. Constitution afforded him a zone of privacy  for consenting sexual activity even if for pay. “It was a serious issue,” he declared.

Certainly, Halby’s tax returns made for surprisingly racy reading.  One year he deducted $41,000 for “therapeutic sex” and another $71,000 for “massage therapy to relieve osteoarthritis and enhance erectile function through frequent orgasms.” Also detailed were assorted sexual performance aids.

The New York panel reached the same outcome as the U.S. Tax Court for essentially the same reasons, but with one interesting difference. The federal judge found that Halby maintained careful records, even about services rendered by prostitutes, and “kept track of these visits in a journal.” The New York State judges found the paperwork wholly inadequate.

Halby said Thursday that after the U.S. Tax Court decision, he entered into a monthly installment payment plan with the Internal Revenue Service to resolve his sex-linked debt.  But he said the New York State Division of Taxation and Finance could go pound sand for its $23,000.  “Under New York law, I am insolvent,” Halby said. “I have no assets. I rent. I live on a pension that can’t be seized.

One word. Unbelievable. What is the old saying. A lawyer who defends himself has an idiot as a client.

Comments welcome.

Source – Forbes

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