It's confession time. I know from personal experience as a former IRS Revenue Officer that taxpayers do some incredibly crazy stunts to save money on taxes.
I've seen taxpayers:
- deduct children that don't exist
- claim pets as children
- claim other family member's children
- try to write-off personal vacations as business deductions
- try to justify every expense under the sun!
This list could go on and on. I have several blog posts on the subject that cover the wacky things taxpayers attempt to get away with in detail:
Strangest Tax Write Offs Ever
Is Your Dog a Tax Write Off? Use Pet Tax Deductions and Reap Huge Savings
Tax Fraud: Top 3 Ways You'll Go Straight to Jail
What are some the craziest things you've done to reduce your tax bill?