“How much can I get away with” is not a good answer.

“Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund”

There are some things that will almost guarantee an audit if you claim them on your tax returns. One such example is a woman from Rochester, NY who attempted to take a charitable contribution deduction for an organ donation. No she didn’t donate her old Wurlitzer to her church, she donated her husband’s liver for transplant after he was taken off life support.

There are many legitimate tax deductions available to individuals and businesses so there is no reason to tempt fate and the IRS. All you need to secure your fair share is a professional tax preparer.