What do Breast Implants and Cat Food Have in Common?

Posted on 07. Mar, 2006 by in Taxes

deduction.jpgThey’re both tax deductible!

Every year, taxpayers test the limits of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Scrap yard owners deducting cat food? Clowns deducting travel expenses? How about a deduction for your hot tub as a medical expense? H&R Block, after 50 years and more than 400 million tax returns, has scoured the archives and compiled a list of the most outlandish deductions ever submitted to the IRS.

Here are some of my favorite deductions that didn’t fly:

  • While thoughts of terrorism have all Americans on edge, the IRS did not accept the expense of building a fallout shelter as a “preventive medicine” deduction
  • Much to the chagrin of bikers everywhere, one taxpayer’s attempt fell flat when trying to deduct the application of tattoos as a medical expense

And, believe it or not, these ones did:

  • Exotic dancers unite! One professional dancer was allowed to deduct her breast implants as a legitimate business expense
  • Meow or hiss? Cat food passed the IRS sensors as a legit business expense to attract wild cats to deter snakes from a scarp yard
  • Although deductions were denied for one bodybuilder’s special foods (buffalo meat and protein shakes), posing oil was accepted as a viable business expense for another

It will never cease to amaze me what some people can get way with…

One Response to “What do Breast Implants and Cat Food Have in Common?”

  1. breast enlargement

    29. Jun, 2006

    women are a bit like cats,

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