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I'm assuming none of you are accountants but does anyone know if scrubs and shoes can be written off on your taxes?

If your job requires it, yes.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Nope, I've never been able to write anything off and that includes the first stethescope

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

If your job requires it, yes.

Are you a nurse working in Canada?

Crappy! Thanks Fiona

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

I write mine off. Shoes , uniforms, my license fees, my parking.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/employmentexpenses/

The box states you cannot write off clothing.

Do you have an accountant do your taxes Lori? I've been able to write off my license fees and that's it

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns206-236/229/slry/prkng-eng.htmlis pretty specific about how parking expenses can be written off. I wish I pay nearly a grand/year to park at work.

Are you writing them off on the federal or provincial return?

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loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Yep an accountant does them. Hmmm very strange.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

This one, Employment Expenses 2013, is pretty specific. It states we can deduct the license fees but goes on to say things like briefcases and calculators, etc. cannot be written off.

Most nurses aren't salaried, so that rules out a load of other deductions.

That's very interesting. I have a few people tell me parking, shoes, scrubs could be. There will be a lot of upset people if they get audited and reassessed!

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

I nevr used to claim anything because I didn't know I could. We got talking about it at work one day and I found out my coworkers were claiming a lot of stuff.

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

We had an accountant do our taxes for 9 years and I was told quite bluntly that I could not claim uniforms, shoes, a new stethoscope or any of the myriad reference books I've bought over the years, nor claim expenses for any of the conferences I attend. And NO... I couldn't claim parking either. Just professional fees (minus the GST of course) and union dues.

Does anyone know if you can claim for ongoing education courses? For example, taking college continuing education courses in a nursing specialty area?

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Usually if the course receipt is issued on a school receipt. Depending on the cost and duration of the course/hours required you can claim.

Trishrpn80

Specializes in AC, LTC, Community, Northern Nursing.

I claim school courses on my taxes under its own section. Schools send out T2202A forms that you put on your forms

Anybody know if medical conference fees can be deducted any way?

PM me if you know how.