Famed English clarinet player Acker Bilk once said, “I look at my clarinet sometimes and I think, I wonder what's going to come out of there tonight? You never know.” Though this may be true for the sound of this reedy instrument, you can now know for sure that a clarinet can yield surprising financial and dental benefits.
A clarinet and lessons can be considered tax deductible if a doctor has recommended playing the instrument as a method of correcting an overbite.
This isn’t the only strange medical write-off however: others include support stockings, wigs for those who have lost hair due to a disease, and many more, according to IRS publication 502.
Not tax deductible: earplugs for parents of children taking clarinet lessons.