Dog Earns MBA—But Can He Deduct It On His Taxes?

Chester, a pug dog, was awarded an online MBA from Rochville University, an online school suspected of being a .

Can a dog with an MBA deduct his tuition? Most people can't deduct the cost of getting an MBA on their . The IRS says it's because it qualifies you for a new position. How about when they get MBAs?

As Professor notes in Dog Earns Online MBA (For $ 7,300), Pete the dog is now highly qualified with a London MBA. No, this isn't some elite British university but rather the American University of London, an online institution that awards degrees based on “previous experience.”

BBC's Newsnight says obtaining a degree without work is easy if you have £4,500. See American University of London Sells Study-Free MBA. The eligibility criteria must not be stringent, although Pete the dog did submit a one-page fake CV. Notably, it did not say he was a dog and even claimed that Pete had 15 years of work experience.

Obedience school? No, but Pete listed a fictitious undergraduate degree from a U.K. university. Four days after applying, Pete got a congratulatory e-mail saying his application for a degree based

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