Generally speaking, if you wear your glasses or contacts at all outside of the work environment, they are technically considered dual purpose and you cannot claim the cost as an exclusive business expense.
Can you write off sunglasses as a business expense?
Can I deduct this as a business expense? Your eye-glasses are going to be an itemized deductible medical expense so long as they are medically necessary to help correct your vision and not for show.
Can I write off sunglasses on my taxes?
No, not just any pair of glasses can be claimed on your taxes. You can only claim prescription eyeglasses that you use for medical purposes. That means that “fashion glasses” won’t count. However, both eyeglasses and sunglasses that are prescribed to you can qualify for the deduction.
Can I expense sunglasses?
Generally speaking, glasses cannot be claimed as an allowable business expense. HM Revenue & Customs rules state that they will only allow expenses that are deemed to be wholly and exclusively for the business and necessarily incurred in the performance of your duties.
Can you claim blue light glasses on tax?
We’re often asked if prescription reading glasses are tax deductible. The answer is no. Reading glasses are considered a medical or personal expense. Glasses cannot be claimed in your tax return unless it’s protective wear such as sunglasses, or the kinds of safety eye protection used on worksites etc.
How do I claim my glasses on my taxes?
To claim your glasses or contact, usually you only need to provide a receipt for the purchase (that includes the date) and a copy of your prescription. It’s crucial to have glasses and/or contacts with your current prescription.