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Can I write off covid tests?
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Yes! The cost of diagnosing COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense which can be included in your itemized deductions on Schedule A. In addition, the cost of personal protective equipment like masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitary wipes purchased for the purpose of minimizing the spread of COVID-19 can also be included in your itemized medical expenses.

For freelancers and gig workers, personal protective equipment is an eligible a business write-off if it’s purchased to protect your staff or members of the public. For example, rideshare drivers are encouraged to keep masks and hand sanitizer on hand for themselves and their passengers.

W-2 employees can only claim COVID-19 costs in their itemized deductions under medical expenses.

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Yes! The cost of diagnosing COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense which can be included in your itemized deductions on Schedule A. In addition, the cost of personal protective equipment like masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitary wipes purchased for the purpose of minimizing the spread of COVID-19 can also be included in your itemized medical expenses.

For freelancers and gig workers, personal protective equipment is an eligible a business write-off if it’s purchased to protect your staff or members of the public. For example, rideshare drivers are encouraged to keep masks and hand sanitizer on hand for themselves and their passengers.

W-2 employees can only claim COVID-19 costs in their itemized deductions under medical expenses.

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