Tax Deduction: Clarinet Lessons?

Clarinet player

There are many new medical tax deductions this year. Did you know a clarinet and lessons can be considered tax deductible if a doctor has recommended playing the instrument as a method of correcting an overbite?

This isn’t the only strange medical write-off, however, others include support stockings, wigs for those who have lost hair due to a disease, and many more, according to IRS publication 502.

Not tax deductible: earplugs for parents of children taking clarinet lessons.

Keep in mind, braces are allowed as a deduction, however, you can deduct only the part of your medical and dental expenses that exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) (7.5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949).

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Written byOrthodontic Specialists of Florida March 25, 2014