10 Things You Should Never Deduct From Your Taxes

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4. Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery done to enhance your looks (e.g., facelifts, electrolysis, liposuction, etc.) is not a tax-deductible expense.

On the other hand, if the plastic surgery you undergo is medically necessary, for example, getting a nose job to correct a deviated septum causing difficulty breathing, frequent sinus infections and/or heavy snoring, then, yes, it is a tax-deductible expense.

Plastic surgery used to correct an injury incurred from an automobile accident, animal bite or other traumatic accident is also considered tax-deductible, as congenital abnormalities cause deformities.

3. Family Pet

family pet

We know pets can be expensive, but nine times out of ten, the bills they incur will not be tax-deductible. The exception to that will be if the pet is actually a service animal.

According to an article published by Bankrate, “the cost of buying, training and maintaining a guide dog or other service animal for someone who has a physical disability is tax-deductible. This generally includes any expenses incurred to maintain the animal — including for food, grooming and veterinary care — so that it can perform its duties.”