The Tax Court of Canada ruled that expenses incurred by an actor for clothing used in promotions were not tax deductible.
The judge ruled that the expenses claimed by a teenage actor for clothing, which he argued were necessary to maintain his image for auditions and promotional appearances, were not deductible.
This decision was based on the evidence presented, which showed that the clothing in question was not unique or distinct from ordinary clothes that could be worn by someone of the actor's age.
The personal nature of clothing means that it can only be claimed as a deduction if it has unique features necessary for the work or is not suitable for general wear.
For example, safety clothing, period costumes, and uniforms with company logos are deductible, while clothing that is typically worn is not. This distinction is based on the nature of the clothing rather than an individual's personal preference.
Tax deductible clothing includes safety gear, period costumes, and company uniforms, while regular clothing is not deductible, regardless of personal preference.
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