The IRS says some Americans may be eligible for a tax break for items used to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This includes masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and other personal protective equipment. Currently, filers can deduct medical costs exceeding seven-point-five percent of their income each year. The IRS is counting PPE as a medical expense that qualifies for the tax break. However, expenses that were reimbursed by insurance aren’t eligible.