This idea popped into my head over the weekend, just wondering if it would be a feasible way to "write off" some tax liability... I run a part time lawn mowing business and operate used equipment. Since I operate with low overhead I can't deduct many expenses like guys with expensive equipment can. BUT what if I buy the expensive equipment anyway and let it sit all year and write that off as an "expense". Even if I barely use the thing. Then sell it on ebay with barely any depreciation. That way I can report an $8k machine as an expense They'll never know if I used it or not.... or will they?? What am I missing here? It sounds too easy. Just looking for new ways to keep my hard earned money. Thanks.