We got a question from an email we sent a few days ago:
🤔 Were the outfits in the Barbie movie bought using money that had taxes taken out before or after?
When it comes to taxes, there are rules for deducting clothing expenses. Here are the main points:
👚 Uniforms and Specialized Work Attire: If a job requires specific uniforms or clothes only for work and not regular wear, you can deduct the cost as a business expense; this includes safety gear, uniforms, and clothes with the company logo. 👷♀️
👗 The Ordinary and The Necessary: You can deduct normal and necessary expenses for your job. Normal means it’s something people in your line of work usually need, and necessary means it’s helpful for your job. 💼
💖 Tokens of Appreciation: If a business gives clothes to employees as a gift or reward, you might be able to deduct the cost. But there could be limits on this, and sometimes the employees might need to pay taxes on these gifts. 🎁
So, in the case of the Barbie movie, the people who funded it, like the movie studio or the company that makes Barbie (Mattel), can likely deduct the cost of the outfits.
But you probably can’t deduct the cost if you’re considering buying clothes for yourself. These clothes are more for personal enjoyment and not directly related to your job.
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