Tax Deduction for Celiac Disease

Posted 3.27.12 | Nutrition Specialist

We often hear about Neocate families who in addition to following a dairy and soy free diet, also need to follow a gluten free diet as treatment for Celiac Disease.

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition that results in damage to the small intestine when gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, and rye, is consumed.

Currently, the only treatment for Celiac Disease is strict adherence to a gluten free diet.  In recent years more and more delicious gluten free versions of your favorite foods, such as breads, cereals, and crackers, have become available; however the cost of these specialty foods can add up quickly.  Fortunately, some of the cost of these gluten free foods may be tax deductible as a medical expense.

In order to take this deduction you must have a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, and you must also itemize your deductions.  The Celiac Disease Foundation does a wonderful job of summarizing the ins and outs of how this deduction works.  Check out their website for more information.   

We hope this tip will help you save some cents this tax season!





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