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If you haven't filed yet, look over these deductions you probably had no idea you could claim (but you can!).

As of 2004, whaling captains are eligible for up to $10,000 in deductions on ship repairs, as well as equipment purchases and other whaling expenses. However, since whaling in the United States is banned for all but Native American cultures, you might find it a bit difficult to make this one work for you or your boat.

• When relocating for a new job, most people are wise to the fact that your moving expenses are tax deductible. What you may not be aware of is that the cost of moving your pet is also included in this write off.

• Does your child have an overbite? If so, you might want to enroll them in clarinet lessons. Both the clarinet and music lessons are tax deductible thanks to a 1962 provision added after orthodontists argued that playing the clarinet helps with a child's overbite and thus may qualify as a medical expense.

• Home swimming pools have been nicknamed "the money pit" for as long as anyone can remember. But if you have a
medical condition that a swimming regimen could help alleviate, your money pit may qualify as a tax deduction.

• Trying to quick smoking? What you may not know is that the IRS may just give you the added encouragement to finally kick the habit. That's right, you may be able to deduct the cost of any smoking cessation programs, patches or aides.

• Ever wanted to do some charity work for a non-profit, but never have the time due to family? If so, you might be surprised to find out that you can deduct child care costs. In other words, you can pay someone to watch your kids while you work a job that gives no pay, and you may be able to write it off.

• Has your doctor told you lately that your health, or even your life, could be in jeopardy due to your physical condition? If so, you may be able to deduct the cost of just about any remedy to drop a few pounds, lower your cholesterol, improve your heart rate, and everything in between if your doctor signs off on it.

• As a business owner, if you use an animal to protect your property you may be able to deduct a portion of the cost of caring for the animal from your taxes each year.