Crazy tax deductions

Nose jobs. Underwear. Bail money. Sex toys. These are a few of the crazy deductions tax preparers have seen clients try -- some legit, others not so much.

Air conditioning
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Who knew sweating profusely could get you out of paying taxes?

Tom Walpole, a CPA from Rochester, N.Y., had a client who successfully wrote off the more than $10,000 he paid for central air conditioning in his home and cottage.

He claimed they were medical expenses, since he had a condition involving excessive sweating that made it necessary for him to have air conditioning.

He attached a doctor's prescription to his tax return stating that the loss of fluids from sweating could potentially pose a health threat, and the IRS let it through.


- Last updated April 03 2013 06:19 AM ET
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