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Who said models aren’t industrious?

Lawyers for an Israeli model have filed a request with tax authorities asking them to make the cost of plastic surgery tax deductible, Yediot Aharonot newspaper has reported.

The model’s lawyers claim their client’s career is dependent on her maintaining her good looks, arguing that a precedent had been set by the entitlement of tax deductions for the cost of suits for businessmen.

The model was not named but former beauty queen Tali Lowenthal praised the move.

“If models have a nose job to look better for work purposes that ought to be a tax deductible expense just like any other business expense, because a model’s looks and body are part of the business,” she told the paper.

Models are a group of people least likely to need plastic surgery. If they start needing plastic surgery, then perhaps the time has come to find a new career.

Rather, I think the issue is one of wanting plastic surgery, but not wanting to pay an exhorbitant price for it. For example, if a model has a large nose, this doesn’t change the fact that she was still able to become a model with the nose.

I am sure many average-looking people could become models with help from a plastic surgeon. Should they also be able to claim the surgery as a tax deduction?

And if plastic surgery is made tax deductibe, where will it all stop? Next thing you know, models will be requesting that diet pills, cigarettes, acting lessons, and rock concert tickets all be tax deductible as well.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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