Tax write off

Yes, massage can be a write off, in two ways:

– medical expense: when your doctor prescribe it:

>Medically necessary massages
Since this deduction was originally written into the tax code in 1962, accountants and tax lawyers have made sure their clients are keeping all their doctor’s notes. The rule states that anything that your doctor prescribes as “medically necessary” can be deducted from your taxes.

That means that if your doctor tells you to get therapeutic massages you can keep the receipts and knock that expense off as deductible. The same goes for aqua therapy (backyard pool installation and maintenance anyone?) and restrictive diets (make that call to Jenny Craig).

However be aware that the IRS combs through medical deductions very carefully so don’t try to get creative or it could end up costing you much, much more.
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– chair massage for your employees, as a wellness program:

Your business can offer an employee wellness program and receive some tax benefits. Wellness programs focus on prevention of health problems through exercise, massage and nutrition counseling. Employees participate voluntarily. You must select a qualified wellness program to receive all of the tax benefits for your company.

Equipment
Items such as massage chairs can be tax deductible if the wellness coordinator or a physician recommends them. If you can get documentation from a qualified wellness provider that says specific equipment is part of the program, you can write off this expense. Keep all documentation and written recommendations on file in case you have to support your claim for the deduction. The expense for a massage therapist may also be tax deductible if it is recommended by the wellness provider.

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