First, I just want to say your blog is so helpful. Your advice is top notch.
I have a quick question, as a colleague of mine does this, and he has a personal accountant who says this okay to do. We both are freelancers who edit promos for television in New York City, and we basically wear whatever we please to our studio.
According to him (or his accountant), he writes off his outfits that he wears to the office as a business deduction - a uniform if you will. His "uniform" normally consists of jeans, sneakers, and a t- shirt.
So my question is, is this legit?
Can someone write this off considering this is clothing that is worn outside of our respective place of work, nor is it advertising his business?
No way!! Here's a lot of reasons why expenses -- workclothes-uniforms-costumes-hair/make-up .