Dark clothing worn by undertakers is not considered work attire
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Is black clothing for funeral speakers and undertakers official clothing?
The judges at the Federal Fiscal Court dealt with this question - and came to a clear verdict.
Even if the mourners are expected to wear black clothing, according to the judges in their verdict, it is still middle-class clothing.
Their costs could not be deducted from taxes even if they were only borne when practicing the profession, it said.
Decision applies to the entire funeral industry
Self-employed funeral speakers had complained.
They wanted to claim the expenses for black suits, blouses and pullovers as business expenses.
According to the Finanzhof, the decision can be applied to the entire funeral industry.