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14 Tax Breaks You Won't Believe Are Real

Kiplinger Logo By Joy Taylor, Editor, The Kiplinger Tax Letter of Kiplinger | Slide 1 of 15: Okay, admit it: As you've struggled with your tax return, trying to come up with some extra deductions to pump up your refund or reduce what you owe, you've taken a few flights of fancy. "Can I claim a deduction for all those blood donations at the Red Cross?" Nope. "How about a charitable contribution for all the time I donate to the church?" No, again. "Can I count the wedding gift for my boss's daughter as an employee business expense?" Come on! On the other hand, your fellow taxpayers have successfully claimed write-offs for many things that most of us wouldn't even imagine, ranging from cat food to the airplane they use to keep tabs on their condo.Here are 14 of our favorites.SPECIAL REPORT: What the New Tax Law Means to Your Wallet

14 Tax Breaks You Won't Believe Are Real

Okay, admit it: As you've struggled with your tax return, trying to come up with some extra deductions to pump up your refund or reduce what you owe, you've taken a few flights of fancy.

"Can I claim a deduction for all those blood donations at the Red Cross?" Nope.

"How about a charitable contribution for all the time I donate to the church?" No, again.

"Can I count the wedding gift for my boss's daughter as an employee business expense?" Come on!

On the other hand, your fellow taxpayers have successfully claimed write-offs for many things that most of us wouldn't even imagine, ranging from cat food to the airplane they use to keep tabs on their condo.

Here are 14 of our favorites.

SPECIAL REPORT: What the New Tax Law Means to Your Wallet

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