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I am a massage therapist and want to find out if preventative

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I am a massage therapist and want to find out if preventative therapy for myself can be counted as an expense. For example, in order for me to continue to do excellent work, I pay for my own weekly massages. Can these funds be considered self care expenses?
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Hi & thanks for using our service. I'll do my best to give you a complete & accurate answer. Please ask me to clarify anything you don't understand.

Stephen E. Grizey :

OK, this can be a difficult area. I'm not sure what you're asking when you say "self-care" expenses; are you thinking of a medical expense deduction?

Stephen E. Grizey :

I would think that you'd be better off claiming these expenses as business expenses...........are you self-employed?

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