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Enrolled Agents/CPAs, what some of the funniest and/or shadiest things you've seen people try to get away with? I had a guy try to deduct all his dog's veterinary bills.

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@EY1: That was back in 2004, before I was with EY.

@EY2: Damn.

We deduct vet bill and training and dog food - service dog is medical equipment.

If you foster or rescue animals for an IRS-approved charity, your expenses for food, litter and veterinary bills may be deductible.

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