A tax judge has ruled in a recent case that documentaries can be a for-profit activity, a huge win for documentary filmmakers, many of whom hold other jobs or make money in other ways while also pursuing their cinematic projects and hoping those make money.  The IRS and a tax judge had raised concerns around Hollywood and in the ranks of certain filmmakers about deductions in a case involving Lee Storey, an attorney who fought this case. The IRS had argued that a documentary Storey worked on was more of a hobby and the tax judge had seemed to agree, potentially dealing a big blow for documentary filmmakers who hold day jobs. Then others weighed in — raising ned. Although it is unclear if the IRS will appeal this decision, the case has gotten its share of negative coverage for the tax collectors and the court, viz THR, Esq.