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Hi Ashley, yes the complimentary first time visits can be considered marketing expenses. In addition, the free services that you provide can be considered gifts. However, there is a limit of $25.00 per client that the IRS allows for these type of write-offs. You can find more info on what is deductible for tax purposes in IRS Pub 463, here is the link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf.
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