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Are scrubs a tax write off?

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by tfm2007 tfm2007 (New Member) New Member

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I recently did my taxes and I heard that I could have written off my scrub uniforms, my shoes, and other things that I am required to wear for work. I work 6 days a week, so any reimburstment I can get is always helpful. Especially with how many scrubs I purchased last year.. Do you know if this is actually true? If so, what else can I write off that is work related? Thanks in advance....

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SouthernLPN2RN has 15 years experience as a MSN, LPN, RN and specializes in ICU, IT.

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I did. It was under work expenses on the tax program I used.

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Scrubs, socks that you use for work, shoes for work, provided that they are just used for work, even the soap for washing the uniforms, is allowable.

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Yes. Great question.

scrubs, stethoscope, bls/acls course, bandage scissors, nurse's drug guide, and PDAs are other items you may take deductions for if you purchase them for work and your employer does not reimburse you for it.

Oh, and your association memberships, licensing fees.

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Antikigirl has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Education, Acute, Med/Surg, Tele, etc.

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Yep, sadly last year I didn't spend enough to claim...has to be a certain limit or percentage to claim the best.

I keep all my receipts and highlight the items for work. We will even claim dry cleaning of my husbands uniform (paramedic...white shirts). I have started collecting all receipts including undergarments that I wear at work, socks, shoes, undershirts (for cold weather), and all my equipment. My hubby's steal toe boots are rather expensive so that is a great write off!

I even include my office supplies I use, like pens and the copies of my assessment sheets I made up for work. This year since I am now agency and needed a fax machine, I can include that (I have to fax my schedules and timecards).

Bet I will get a good tax credit this year!

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:uhoh3: What about when you begin and have testing, shots, cpr classes, and insurance? Are these deductible also? I will be starting school in the fall and I have so many odd ball things I have to pay for, do these count? Just keep the reciept?

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carolinapooh has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I'm starting in the fall and I'm deducting EVERYTHING. If it's on my list of required items for school, I'm deducting it. ESPECIALLY books, which are going to be outrageous.

I got a recipe box for receipts. I'm less likely to lose it if it's nice and big.

Isn't the monthly premium for health insurance deductible if you pay it out of pocket? Because I need to get BlueAdvantage from BCBS to cover me when I leave work in June until Duke's health insurance picks up in August.

God bless TurboTax!

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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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I even included the bottle of foot powder.

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