Your Guide to Tax Deductible Slip Resistant Shoes
In order to deduct the cost of your slip resistant work shoes, they need to be specific to, and required for your job and not normally used for everyday wear.If your shoes qualify as protective clothing (slip resistant shoes are certainly protective!) and you are required to purchase them as a condition of your employment, and not normally worn outside of work, you can deduct the cost of them from your taxes!So, if you do claim your slip resistant work shoes as a deduction, make sure you do the following:
- Keep a copy of your employers policies. If need be, you can present written proof that your employer requires certain slip-resistant shoes to be worn while working.
- Keep your receipt! Receipts provide proof that you spent the money on the clothes you are claiming a deduction for. Without one, you wont be able to claim your deduction.
- Include your clothing costs with your other miscellaneous itemized deductions on your tax return.
- Finally, check with a certified tax preparer to make sure you claim all the deductions youre eligible for!