Could These 12 Weird Tax Deductions Save You Money?

1. Cruising, as a business expense

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Photo (cc) by Angel Xavier Viera

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh, I want to take you and write off the trip — or at least part of it. Your luxury cruise to a business convention in, say, balmy Bermuda, qualifies as a business expense within limits that vary by the time of year, the IRS says. In one example, the agency illustrates how a $5,200 trip could result in a deduction of $3,650. If the convention is on the ship, you can only deduct up to $2,000.

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