Check Out These Crazy Tax Breaks You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Get in the know about these wacky tax breaks.

For those who aren’t versed in tax law, filing taxes can feel more like an art than a science. Wading through the dense — and obscure — tax code in order to ensure the most lucrative refund isn’t always so cut and dry.

GOBankingRates decided to take a deep dive into the nooks and crannies of the tax code, digging up a few lesser-known tax break gems that might save you some coin this tax return season.

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Tax Break No. 1: Hobby Expenses

If you spend all your time in a man cave, you now have one powerful excuse to get your spouse off your case — a potential tax break. If you find a way to make your hobby into a side gig, your wallet will thank you — if your hobby ends up producing income, you can deduct your expenses up to that amount.

Tax Break No. 2: Wig Costs

This tax break will make you flip your wig. Jokes aside, if you purchased a wig for medical or business purposes, you could write that off as an expense during tax time.

Tax Break No. 3: Pet Expenses

Fido just learned a new trick. Besides fetch, sit, stay and roll over, you can add “deduct.” According to the tax code, there are various pet-related tax breaks — especially if your pet is classified as a business expense.

Read: 6 Tax Breaks That Pet Owners Can Actually Get

Tax Break No. 4: Pregnancy Tests

There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than waiting for those two little pink lines — but you can trade your anxiety for a nice tax break. Pregnancy tests are considered tax-deductible, so hang onto your receipt — and after you get your refund, maybe you could even stash it in the baby book.

Tax Break No. 5: Bad Debts

The sting of getting stiffed is one that even the IRS understands. Under some circumstances, money lost to bad debts is considered to be tax-deductible — and you can recoup some of your loss during tax time.

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