H&R Block has just released its list of the most outrageous tax exemptions.
Some accepted, others rejected.
Accepted: Additional food needed by couriers. The Federal Court of Appeal ruled the additional food required by a foot and transit courier because of the extra energy he expended could be claimed as a business expense.
Rejected: Haircuts. Even if your job requires you to be well-groomed and get a haircut regularly, the cost of the cuts is not deductible against your employment income.
Accepted: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. A stripper was allowed to keep nearly $2 million in gifts from a happy customer despite the fact that the CRA argued the gifts were income. The Tax Court ruled they were indeed gifts.
What have you tried to claim?
Were you successful?
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