I was having lunch with my accountant today to review what I had to do with his preparation of my tax return. We get a fairly early start on this as it takes me a lot of time to come up with the papers he needs. It's not that I'm disorganized; it's just that I may be too organized. I tend to scrutinize each scrap of paper and I am constantly asking whether I can deduct for this or for that.

In fact, my wife and I recently moved into a new home and I questioned whether I could deduct the cost of transporting my cats to the new home as a legitimate moving expense. My accountant looked at me suspiciously.

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