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My wife, who's an actress, got dental braces to straighten her teeth in order to improve her marketability. Can she deduct the cost of her braces as a business expense?

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Daiva Kalinin
If she is in some sort of add or actress who makes money from teeth showing, I believe she could deduct as business expense. But if she just actress who tries to look good, I believe answer - no, she can not deduct. If she could, I believe this should apply to all of us - we all try to look best for our career...
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Chris Snedeker
there is a section that discusses "performing artist" which you'd have to read further as i am not familiar with the specifics.
Reply 323 weeks ago

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