A little off the top -- of my taxes!
Some taxpayers just get a wild hair when it comes to shaving their tax burdens.
"I was preparing a tax return for a state trooper who was trying to deduct everything under the sun," says another Massachusetts CPA. "He had listed haircuts as a deduction. I asked him why he thought haircuts were deductible. He replied that his hair had to be cut short as a requirement of his job."
Did he provide the trooper his tax trim? Naw.
"I responded that your employer probably requires daily bathing, too, but you can't deduct the soap."