Massage chairs are getting increasingly popular these days. People have started recognizing the benefits of having a massage chair in their homes. A massage chair doesn’t just help you with your back pain, but it also makes your overall health better. It releases stress from tight muscles and relaxes them. It releases dopamine which helps you overcome your stress levels. It also helps improve your blood pressure and sleep quality. Because of these many benefits, the sale of automatic massage chairs is increasing on a daily basis. Buying a massage chair can be a one-time experience for many people, as a quality massage chair doesn’t come cheap.
Quality massage chairs such as Osaki OS-PRO Omni, Osaki OS-PRO Yamato, Kahuna Heated LM-7000 Full Body, and many others are priced between $2,500 to $4000. The more features you want on your massage chair, the more you have to pay for it. For a 3D massage chair with an SL-Track, the average price is $4000. Since you are spending so much, it is natural to think about ways to compensate for your expenditure. In this blog, we’ll talk about one of such ways.
Is It Possible To Write-Off A Massage Chair On Taxes?
To be completely honest, it depends on many important factors. However, there are many situations where you can actually write off a massage chair on taxes. Let’s check them out individually:
On Medical Grounds
If you have a chronic pain condition that requires you to have regular massage therapies, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you a massage chair. In most cases, doctors prescribe massage therapies instead of a massage chair. If you can somehow persuade your doctor to prescribe a massage chair instead, you can write it off as necessary medical expenses. To make your case more robust, you can cite reasons such as your inability to travel to a massage therapist regularly, personal benefits of having a massage chair at home. Also, a massage chair can be prescribed for a lot of other medical reasons too. A massage chair can be a natural remedy to anxiety, stress, fatigue, sleep deprivation, muscle tension, and many other such conditions. However, from a doctor’s point of view, these reasons might not be strong enough to write you a letter of prescription. Conditions such as chronic lower back pain, neck pain, Osteoarthritis, knee disorder, Sciatica, and Fibromyalgia can make you eligible for a massage chair. Once you get the prescription from a medical practitioner, you can itemize your deductions. Please keep in mind that you can only deduct the amount that’s more than 10% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).
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On Job Related Activities
If your profession requires you to do things that might hurt your back, such as a professional athlete, you might claim a tax-free massage chair. However, it might not be as simple as it sounds. Firstly, you'll have to be in such a profession where getting regular massage is extremely important to keep functioning. Secondly, it'll have to be qualified as an employee expense. Then, and only then, the tax can be deducted from your massage chair. The tax write-off will only be applicable if your employer does not reimburse the item. The expense should be more than 2% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). You'll have to convince your employer for a letter of necessity. If your employer only wants you to have massage therapies in your workspace, you should make your case for a dedicated massage chair important. You can force on the fact that a massage chair helps in the quality of sleep. If you have a massage chair in your bedroom, you can instantly go to sleep after having a massage.
Using these ways, you can write off a massage chair on taxes. However, it is only possible to have a prescription from a doctor or a letter of necessity from your employer. What if you just want to purchase a massage chair for your general well-being? You’ll have to pay taxes on it, and there is no other way around it. Be that as it may, there are a couple of ways to save money while buying a massage chair and compensate on its tax.
How To Save Money On A Massage Chair If You Don’t Have A Doctor’s Prescription?
Shop Online And Avoid The Sales Tax
If you are not from the five sales tax-free states, you have to pay taxes on any purchase you make in a retail shop. Some state’s local municipalities even add up to 9% on the product’s retail price as sales tax. For example, if you buy a massage chair worth $5000 from a retail shop, you will have to pay up to $5,450 if the sales tax is 9%. To avoid this, you should buy your massage chair online. If you buy from us, you won’t have to pay any additional sales tax on any of our products.
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Get Reward Points By Using A Credit Card For Your Transaction
If you pay for your massage chair through a credit card, you might end up getting a lot of reward points in return. The best way to save money is by purchasing the massage chair by paying the entire money through your credit card. However, getting it financed in smaller EMIs can also save you money in the form of reward points. However, if you choose to finance your massage chair, you will have to pay monthly interest in addition to the EMI for the chair. There are a lot of companies that offer no-cost EMIs on some purchases. If you have a credit card from one such company, you can avoid the interest and just pay the mains. This way, you won’t have to pay the entire amount upfront, won’t have to pay any interest on it, and get reward points. You can redeem these rewards points in the form of cashback, airline tickets, restaurant bills, and anything that your credit card company allows.
If you are interested in buying a high-quality massage chair, please get in touch with us at (833) 627-7245. We’ll help you with all your questions regarding a massage chair. You can also write your queries in the ‘live chat’ window. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.