The cost and maintenance of your work clothes can be a valid tax write off. The IRS you’re your Idaho business deduct the cost of your work clothes, shoes and protective gear, plus the cost of maintenance such as laundry, dry cleaning, repairs and replacements.

Deduct Clothing for Idaho Business Taxes

This could be a huge deduction for many Idaho businesses.

For your clothing, shoes and gear to legally be qualified for this tax deduction they must follow the 3-part test.

  1. You wear clothing with a business logo, uniform or specialty clothing like scrubs.
  2. You have frequent laundry or dry-cleaning expenses.
  3. You must use protective gear or equipment in your line of work.

To take advantage of these benefits you will need to do a little planning on your behalf. For instance, you could get your logo printed on your favorite shirts/coats/hats etc. Then anytime they needed to be laundered or replaced, you will receive those deductions.

Save your receipts

If the IRS asks any questions, receipts provide proof that you spent the money on the clothes you are claiming a deduction for. Receipts for the amounts you spend maintaining your work clothes, such as for dry cleaning, shoe-shining and tailoring services are equally important since these costs are deductible too.