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This puts the “fun” in “refund!” Americans will try anything to save some dough when tax time rolls around. Some write-offs are so absurd, bizarre and ridiculous they actually worked. A few years ago, a stripper was allowed to write off her enormous breast implants as a business expense (hard to argue with that one). Taxpayers have successfully written off clarinet lessons, false teeth, prosthetic limbs and swimming pools for medical reasons. And one man was able to write off his daughter’s wedding! Of course, not everyone is so lucky…in fact, most people who attempt ridiculous write-offs are shut down. Items taxpayers have tried and failed to write off include a tattoo, a sex toy, a marijuana crop and a nuclear fallout shelter. One man tried to write off entertaining his mistress as a work expense, while a woman attempted to claim her dog as a dependent. They say nothing is certain but death and taxes…and just like you can’t cheat death, there’s only so much you can do to avoid paying up.