Luvaduck Oct 20, 2017 10:58 AM Guards Still Surrounding Biltmore? No surprise. On your retirement money and they can deduct it as a "business expense." One of the more egregious scams for high rollers. They get to deduct political contributions, too. When was the last time a group of clerks or waitresses or teachers went anywhere, even a Motel 8, for a conference that was paid by their place of work? And don't try to deduct that $5 or the time you spent stuffing envelopes to support some candidate you support.