Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Work Clothing Tax Deduction

What types of tax deductions are available for individual taxpayers regarding work clothing?

The generally accepted rule governing the deductibility of clothing expenses is that the cost of clothing is deductible as a business expense only if:

  1. The clothing is of a type required as a condition of employment
  2. It is not adaptable to general usage as ordinary clothing, and
  3. It is not so worn as ordinary/daily clothing. 

A taxpayer must satisfy all these requirements in order to pass an audit by the IRS concerning a work clothing tax deduction. 

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