Tax Break for Special Diets?

Gluten and allergen-free meals cost about 242% more than their regular counterparts.  This is not a surprise to most of us.  The link below is a great video link to some information that may help you get some sort of a tax break on the price difference and shipping charges for these specialty meals.

An IRS Information Letter 2011-0035  affirms the tax break: “[T]he excess cost of specially prepared foods designed to treat a medical condition over the cost of ordinary foods which would have been consumed but for the condition is an expense for medical care.”

Watch video for more information and contact your tax professional.

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