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When your job is to dive into the depths of Lake Michigan to hunt for dead bodies, you need to know what you're doing. So one firefighter opted to do his training during trips in warmer places like the Florida Keys and wrote off the costs as a business expense on his taxes, said Padar.

The deduction was allowed, since the training enabled him to keep the scuba diving certification required for his job with the fire department's dive team, she said.

First published March 27, 2014: 2:40 PM ET

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