This weekend I made my annual pilgrimage to see Rocco, my trusted tax preparer since 1990. I’m convinced that he is a real-life version of Dorian Gray, as he, at least in my eyes, has aged almost imperceptibly over the past 27 years. Although he claims that the new tax law changes enacted under the Trump Administration has increased his number of gray hairs exponentially.
After ranting for a half-hour on the byzantine guidelines he now has to follow as a result, he assured me that my return won’t be any more complicated than in years past, as I didn’t have any unusual deductions.
So as I do every year at this time I did some research on some of last year’s most outrageous attempts at tax deductions and subsequent rejections by Uncle Sam. Here’s but a few of my admitted favorites.