Unusual Deductions

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  Think Knowing What Is Tax Deductible In Business Is Obvious? Not So Fast.5 minute read timeCynthia Hess, stage name Chesty Love, was in the entertainment industry during the 1980s and 1990s. She discovered that the larger her chest size got, the bigger her tips grew. Over the years she added to her bust size though plastic surgery and in 1988 she claimed a $2,088 deduction for her breast surgery she paid for that year on her income tax return. The IRS disallowed the deduction so Chesty appealed the decision in tax court. Representing herself she was ...

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