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I'm a 1099 basketball referee. So my gym membership... keeps me in ready for officiating ... is it a tax write off?
- Anonymous
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Yes, your gym fees will be deductible if they are ordinary and necessary. What's deemed ordinary and necessary is dependent on the industry. For example, a doctor's medical licensing fee is ordinary and necessary for the medical industry but his country club membership where he plays golf to keep fit and healthy, likely isn't ordinary or necessary for his field.

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