8. Totaled Car From a Drunk Driving Accident.
After drinking alcohol at a friend’s party, a Texas man totaled his $40,000 truck and was arrested for driving under the influence. His insurance company rejected his loss claim, so the man instead filed it as a casualty loss deduction on his taxes. The IRS rejected this claim, and the man went to court; the judge eventually decided in favor of the drunk driver, not the IRS!