2015 US Code
Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code (Sections 1 - 9834)
Subtitle A - Income Taxes (Sections 1 - 1564)
Chapter 1 - Normal Taxes and Surtaxes (Sections 1 - 1400U-3)
Subchapter B - Computation of Taxable Income (Sections 61 - 291)
Part IX - Items Not Deductible (Sections 261 - 280H)
Sec. 262 - Personal, living, and family expenses

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Subtitle A - Income Taxes
CHAPTER 1 - NORMAL TAXES AND SURTAXES
Subchapter B - Computation of Taxable Income
PART IX - ITEMS NOT DEDUCTIBLE
Sec. 262 - Personal, living, and family expenses
Containssection 262
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 76; Pub. L. 100-647, title V, §5073(a), Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3682.
Statutes at Large References102 Stat. 3682
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 100-647

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26 U.S.C. § 262 (2015)
§262. Personal, living, and family expenses(a) General rule

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, no deduction shall be allowed for personal, living, or family expenses.

(b) Treatment of certain phone expenses

For purposes of subsection (a), in the case of an individual, any charge (including taxes thereon) for basic local telephone service with respect to the 1st telephone line provided to any residence of the taxpayer shall be treated as a personal expense.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 76; Pub. L. 100–647, title V, §5073(a), Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3682.)

AMENDMENTS

1988—Pub. L. 100–647 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: "Except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, no deduction shall be allowed for personal, living, or family expenses."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1988 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 100–647, title V, §5073(b), Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3682, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1988."

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