2017 US Code
Title 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

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Citation 26 U.S.C. § 262 (2017)
Section Name §262. Personal, living, and family expenses
Section Text (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.

Source Credit

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

Editorial Notes 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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Contained Within Title 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
Contains section 262
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 102 Stat. 3682
Public Law References Public Law 100-647
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