Deductions as a Realtor

by Lora

Can I claim/write off dental costs?

Can I claim/write off dry cleaning?

Can I claim/write off costs associated with the ownership of my cottage if I send clients there as a thank-you gift?

greatly appreciate any advice on these topics


Hi Lora,

On a Federal tax return, you can typically write off your out-of-pocket dental expenses on Schedule A, but the amount is limited based on a percentage of your income.

You can write off dry cleaning for uniforms only.

You can typically write off business use of home expenses for an exclusive use office area, but I'm not sure about a 2nd home used for gifts.

Perhaps someone else out there can help on this one?

Thanks for your contribution!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Income Tax Deductions Questions.

Please subscribe to my monthly newsletter, Bookkeeping Basics E-zine. It tells you each month about the new information that I have added, including some great tips and advice from myself and other Bookkeeping Basics readers.

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Bookkeeping Basics E-Zine.