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Legit tax deductions that sound too good to be true

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 19: President Donald Trump's tax returns — and his reported $70,000 deduction for hairstyling — have become a hot topic thanks to The New York Times, getting lots of people talking about what is and what isn't a legitimate tax deduction. From trying to write off breast enhancement to deducting the cost of at-home petting zoos, tax professionals have heard it all. We asked tax preparers for some of the most unusual, unexpected, or lavish deductions they've encountered over the years. (Note: If you have similar deductions in mind, it might be a bad idea to do your own taxes.)Related: Why Billionaires Pay Less Tax Than You

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President Donald Trump's tax returns — and his reported $70,000 deduction for hairstyling — have become a hot topic thanks to The New York Times, getting lots of people talking about what is and what isn't a legitimate tax deduction. From trying to write off breast enhancement to deducting the cost of at-home petting zoos, tax professionals have heard it all. We asked tax preparers for some of the most unusual, unexpected, or lavish deductions they've encountered over the years. (Note: If you have similar deductions in mind, it might be a bad idea to do your own taxes.)

Related: Why Billionaires Pay Less Tax Than You

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