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10 Strange But Legitimate Federal Tax Deductions

Updated for Tax Year 2017


With tax season in full swing, and people trying to deduct all that they can, we thought it the perfect time to highlight some strange but legitimate tax deductions. Some were challenged in Tax Court where the taxpayer won, others are every day deductions you shouldn't overlook.

10 Strange But Legitimate Federal Tax Deductions


6. Kingsley v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 1978-74 - Mrs. Kingsley challenged the IRS and was able to deduct child care expenses while volunteering.

10. Hess v. Commissioner - Exotic dancer Chesty Love challenged the IRS in Tax court and won.

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