NAICS code: 713900

There’s nothing better than spending an entire day at the beach or pool with sun, sand, and surf. Spending all day by the water can tend to incur a lot of expenses, so why not save money at tax time by deducting those expenses?

In your capacity as an independent contractor, you are entitled to write down any everyday business expenses that you make to help you keep a close eye on swimmers. In addition, you should include any expenses you incur, showing other lifeguards how to do their jobs.

We have put together a list of the most common write-offs for lifeguards that you can use to deduct your expenses.

🩳Uniform for lifeguards

Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

Expenses related to the purchase of swimming suits, t-shirts, and other uniform items that are required for the job are tax-deductible.

☀️ Protection & sunscreen

Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

As long as you use specialized hats and sunscreen on the job, you can write them off as sun protection expenses.

🧭 Equipment for rescue

Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 22

It is advisable to write off the items and equipment needed to save someone, such as rescue boards and tubes.

🌐 Website & hosting fees

Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 8

Squarespace, Wix, GoDaddy, and other website service fees are fully tax-deductible.

🆘 Taking CPR classes

Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

It is considered a write-off if you receive your CPR certification through training programs.