September 20, 2020

No, You Can’t Deduct a Harley as a Medical Expense

“A client injured his wrists, so the doctor told him to keep his wrists elevated. He asked me if he purchased a Harley with those high handlebars, can he deduct that as a medical expense? I told him to show me the prescription from the doctor.”

Lawrence Pon, CPA, told the Washington Post when asked about outlandish tax deductions he’s had clients try to claim.

People try to claim the darnedest tax deductions to reduce their bills [Washington Post]

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