November 19th, 2016
TAX TIP OF THE DAY...
Deduct your work clothing? The general answer is "no", but let's dig deeper to find the "YES" EXCEPTIONS!
1) protective clothing... includes if you work in the heat/cold/rain (bus drivers, truckers, pizza delivery, construction, utilities, police).
2) not suitable for everyday wear in public... includes if your job results in stains (hair salons, construction), odors (food service), outlandish (clown, fast food).
3) includes home laundry, dry cleaning, maintenance, alterations.
4) any clothing with company name.
5) uniform accessories... gloves, back support belt, name badge, decorative badges.
6) footwear... any shoe that protects... steel toes, work boots, special comfort shoes for someone on their feet all day such as a waitress or nurse (sneakers), shoes that get grass stained or otherwise trashed (landscapers).
7) normal suits and ties... sorry but NO WAY TO GET THIS TO WORK unless you are willing to embroider company name on all your clothing!
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David S. Baboian, CPA