Your gym membership may actually qualify as a medical expense that you can write off on your taxes. But before you add it to your list of deductions for the year, there are some criteria you’ll have to meet.
For it to qualify as a medical expense, a doctor has to diagnose you with a specific medical condition, something that going to the gym can help with. Technically, you should be using the gym you go to as a way to treat this medical condition. You also have to join the gym after you receive your diagnosis.
As with many tax deductions, you need to be in a pretty specific situation to qualify to claim your gym membership as a write-off.
Note: It's always a good idea to consult with a tax professional to determine which deductions are appropriate for your specific situation and ensure you comply with all tax laws and regulations. FlyFin's CPA team specializes in 1099 taxes and helps you find every deduction you qualify for.
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