14 extraordinary tax deductions

There's no doubt the US Tax Code can be dizzyingly complex. It might explain these wacky, yet legitimate, deductions that have been allowed by the IRS.

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Mar 8, 2013 10:10PM
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#7 Body oil If that rules applies to professional bodybuilder, does the same rule apply to strippers, when using bodyoil, because its is for work and stripping is professional job to some
Mar 11, 2013 11:21AM
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I'll admit it. I once slipped a vet bill onto my business taxes as 'security system repair'. In all fairness, the dog did go to work with me every day and was known to bark at people who he thought deserved it.
Mar 9, 2013 1:30AM
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What is extraordinary about deducting the salary of an employee? Just because the employee is a girlfriend doesn't mean it isn't a business expense.
Mar 11, 2013 11:26AM
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So you can't write off charitable contributions like donating blood to The Red Cross or all the hours you spend helping at church functions (which many benefit the community) but you can write off a Sex Change, a car totaled due to drunk driving and breast augmentation? THIS is why our nation is falling apart.
Mar 11, 2013 10:09AM
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The opening statement about charity work at the church not being tax deductible is not completely true. You can deduct for the the mileage going to and from the charity.
Mar 11, 2013 10:05AM
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Sex change operations are a choice, not a disease. The shrinks who came up with this as a certifiable diagnosis should have their medical licenses burned and they should be tossed in jail. Stop screwing with  nature you bunch of mad scientists...
Mar 11, 2013 9:02AM
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A tax write-off for giving away free beer at a gas service station...Seriously??

 

Mar 11, 2013 9:16AM
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#15 - vd, is for everybody...

still waiting on the zombie apokolypse
Mar 11, 2013 1:13PM
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its a disease alright its call fuc-ed up
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