Experience Healthy Tax Relief -
Deduct Your Personal Training Expenses this Tax Season
Personal Training Tax Basics 101
While it is always recommended to consult your trusted financial advisor to
confirm any tax deductions, it is important to take note that it may be possible
for you to deduct part of the costs of your personal training as a qualified
medical expense under the IRS tax code. If you qualify for an IRS medical
expense deduction, it may be financially beneficial for your doctor or medical
practitioner to fill out a fitness prescription that you can use for personal
training. The doctor must issue a statement that the treatment is necessary to
alleviate a physical or mental defect or illness.
Basically, your doctor fills out a form to show that your participation at
a personal training studio is a medical expense you pay to lose weight to treat
a specific disease diagnosed by your physician (such as obesity, hypertension or
heart disease). This expense can include fees you pay for membership in a weight
reduction group, as well as fees for attendance at periodic meetings. You cannot
include membership dues in a gym, health club, or spa as medical expenses, but
you can include separate fees charged for weight loss activities, such as the
specific personal training sessions.
What Expenses Can You Include This Year?
Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or
prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or
function of the body.
Medical care expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or
mental defect or illness. They do not include expenses that are merely
beneficial to general health, such as vitamins or a vacation.
You can include only the medical and dental expenses you paid this year,
regardless of when the services were provided. You can deduct only the amount of
your medical and dental expenses that is more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross
For example, if your adjusted gross income is $40,000, then 7.5 percent of
your income is $3,000. If you paid medical expenses of $2,500 this year, then
you are not eligible to deduct any of your medical expenses because they are not
more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income.
Interested in Receiving More Detailed Information?
If you think you may be eligible to start deducting your personal training
sessions on your tax returns this year, contact Fitmotion
today to learn more. Fitmotion is here to help support your
efforts to qualify for this deduction and to help you reap the benefits of a
healthy lifestyle and tax relief this season.
This is not intended to be advice on your taxes.
Consult an accountant for all tax information and advice.
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