While we may be looking forward to alfresco dining, floral sundresses and pastel pedicures that actually see the light of day, not everything about spring’s arrival is super fabulous.

On April 15, the tax man cometh.

To reduce the hurt, we scoured the tax code--all 70,000 pages of it--to find the sneaky deductions you probably didn’t know you could take.

Click here to see some of the most surprising tax-deductible items--from baking ingredients to ballpoint pens.

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