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Nice Clothes

The purchase and dry cleaning and maintenance costs of your work clothes such as suits and dresses are not deductible. To be deductible the clothing must be not be adaptable to everyday wear and be required as a condition of employment. The dry cleaning and maintenance costs of Uniforms and special clothing such as for nurse’s, police, and fireman are deductible.

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