We all know that April means tax time and, if you’re like most of us, you’re looking for as many deductions as you can find… The team here at SR Max® wants to make sure you know that the slip resistant shoes that you purchase for work could be tax deductible. It’s true! Those comfortable, stylish, and high performing SR Max® shoes you’ve bought for work in the past year could be absolutely tax deductible!

However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you claim that deduction. In order to deduct the cost of your work safety shoes, they need to be specific to and required for your job and not normally used for everyday wear. So, if your shoes qualify as being protective clothing (safety shoes are certainly that!) and are required 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, remember to:

  • Keep a copy of your employer’s policies so that, 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.
  • Include your clothing costs with your other “miscellaneous itemized deductions” on your tax return.
  • Check with a certified tax preparer to make sure you claim all the deductions you’re eligible for!