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Andy Yates has incurred costs in the start-up of a new proprietorship business.Before he began the business he

employed a firm to do some opinion survey work for him and he paid $4,000 for the survey.He wants to know whether this cost is deductible in the current taxable year.

>what federal tax handbook paragraph provides secondary authority?

>what is the primary code section that deals with this question?

>identify any additional facts you will need to address this question . Explain in a sentence why you need each additional fact.

Note: The tax year is 2018 unless otherwise noted in the facts.

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