Charitable - Uniforms

Per IRS Publication 526, page 5:

Question. I volunteer as a Red Cross nurse's aide at a hospital. Can I deduct the cost of the uniforms I must wear?

Answer. Yes, you can deduct the cost of buying and cleaning your uniforms if the hospital is a qualified organization, the uniforms aren't suitable for everyday use, and you must wear them when volunteering

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Uniforms. You can deduct the cost and upkeep of uniforms that aren't suitable for everyday use and that you must wear while performing donated services for a qualified organization.

Enter the amount of cost and upkeep of such uniforms as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions, Line 11. You can enter this information as cash contributions in TaxAct in the Itemized Deduction section of the Federal Q&A during the Contributions topic.

To enter this information in the TaxAct program, go to our Volunteer Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services FAQ.

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