Now that the payroll tax cut extension is safely out of the way, the latest tax legislation gambit in Congress appears to be a tongue-in-cheek effort to provide an annual $250 tax deduction for people with mustaches.

What would the $250 be spent for, you might ask? Grooming supplies, mustache wax and trimmers can be expensive. The effort is being spearheaded by a group called the American Mustache Institute, which has teamed up with H&R Block on a social media campaign via Facebook and YouTube to promote the legislation. They’re getting help from a few celebrities, including singer John Oates of Hall & Oates, Ellie Kemper of the sitcom “The Office,” and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher John Axford.

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