Candlewood LLC started business on September 1, 2016 and adopted a calendar year. During 2016, Candlewood incurred $6,500 in legal fees for drafting the LLC’s operating agreement and $3,000 in accounting fees for tax advice of an organizational nature, for a total of $9,500 of organizational costs. Candlewood also incurred $30,000 of preopening advertising expenses and $24,500 of salaries and training costs for new employees before opening for business, for a total of $54,500 of startup costs. The LLC wants to take the largest deduction available for these costs.
In 2016, how much can the LLC deduct as organizational expenses? As startup expenses?