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Don't Deduct That Haircut Just Yet: Tax Court Has Rejected Such Claims

The U.S. Tax Court has repeatedly said that even for a public personality, the costs of maintaining an appealing appearance are not deductible.
President Trump has reportedly claimed tens of thousands of dollars in tax deductions over expenses such as haircuts. Trump is seen here during a briefing at the White House in March. Source: Mandel Ngan

Hair. It's long been a priority for Donald Trump.

Tax documents obtained by The New York Times show that during the making of The Apprentice, he deducted $70,000 for the cost of his haircuts and hairstyling. Trump's businesses also wrote off "at least $95,464 paid to a favorite hair and makeup artist of Ivanka Trump," the reported.

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