Some people try to get away with the most absurd things come tax time. wrote a classic piece on the nine weirdest tax write-offs individuals have tried to take, such as the Amish fellow who pimped out the buggy he used for business and tried to deduct the accoutrements, including a velvet interior and tinted windshield, or the landscaper that deducted the expense of his dog because it would pull the wagon at jobsites.

Tax time can result in temporary insanity in the best of us. The Bankrate story just reminds us that reviewing legitimate tax write-offs and being aware of the newest tax rules can help you file a tax return that won't raise IRS eyebrows -- or make your CPA fall over from laughter.