As an independent contractor, items to protect yourself while on the job are considered ordinary and necessary and are tax-deductible!
Just as delivery hot bags are required for you to transport food, so is the hand sanitizer that you use after interacting with a customer, touching a door handle, or navigating a grocery store.
We've recently added a deduction category for this in the app titled: Personal Protective Equipment
Please be safe out there! Feel free to reach out to the Stride team with any other tax-related questions especially if it's about staying healthy and safe!