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IRS Approved: 8 Crazy Tax Deductions

Breast Implants

The IRS usually doesn’t accept cosmetic surgery costs as a medical deduction. But a Tax Court in 1994 allowed Cynthia Hess, an exotic dancer (stage name: Chesty Love) to deduct $2,088 for depreciation for surgical implants that enlarged her bust to size 56FF. The court ruled that because the implants were so extreme (each weighed more than 10 pounds), they were soley intended to increase the profits of her business and were not for personal benefit. “My salary as a dancer went up in direct proportion to the size of my chest,” she told the audience of the Jerry Springer show after the ruling.


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Photo: The Jerry Springer Show