What have you written off your taxes?

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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 7/11/2011 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all

Just wanted to let you know I got a great tax deduction this year!

I bought a new tempurpedic.... Oh the joy!
My dr wrote me a prescription for it.

According to my tax guy, because I got the script for it, it could be written off because of my medical needs.

So just wanted to tell ya.
And if you do it, make sure to double check with a tax expert in your area.
Donna
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/11/2011 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Snobrdgirl That's wonderful that you got to write off the bed on your taxes. I've heard the beds are expensive, so I'm really glad that you get some of that money back.

We don't file taxes because we are both disabled, so we wouldn't be able to get the help like that. It would be nice to have one of those beds though. How comfy.

I hope you're having a low pain evening.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 7/12/2011 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Donna!

Yepper!…We have the same bed, and my surgeon also wrote me a script type of paperwork request, and the tax lady said that would work just fine.

…as you know those beds are expensive, especially if you get the motorized one…..and we did, and it's a double…Split King, so it has two of the motorized units underneath it. This helps me a lot to get out of bed. My sister has one of those chairs that lifts you up to a standing position, and I got to try it. WOW!…I need one of these! ….saving my pennies now….maybe in ten years I can afford one!

Needless to say we spent a once in a life time huge amount on it, (bed)... but it is worth every penny for me, and my wife, as she too is suffering with some back pain now. There are several other types of beds though, and they can be bought at a much lesser amount, so I'm not going to say that it's the only bed in town that will get the job done for a person.

Thanks for the reminder to take advantage of these types of write-offs as many of us need it.

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Blessedx8
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   Posted 7/12/2011 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Honestly, I've got to get one of those beds one day..... I think it would help my back so much.  I have to sleep half-way "upright" - so I know it would help so much.
 
It's just hard to justify when you have so many kiddos.... that being said - if it helps their mom be more functional and sleep better..... right?? :-)
 
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Trudy2
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   Posted 7/12/2011 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally have not been able to write off anything health related because I have not made any large purchases. I do know of 2 people on another message board that got hot tubs via prescriptions and got to write those off on their taxes also.

Just wanted to let you know!
Trudy
DX pyoderma gangrenosum, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chronic Pain syndrome, Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3, Major Depressive Disorder, Radiculopathy, Bilateral Hip Pain, Insomnia,Left Groin Hernia, Bulging Disk in Lumbar Spine, Tear in Lumbar Spine, Tendonitis and Bursitis in both hips, hypoxia due to sleep apnea and new problems with my lungs. Have had 2 abnormal CT scans.

snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 7/12/2011 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Tina... I know what you mean about being able to justify it, as I have 2 kids as well... Mine are a little older, 14 & 18, and the oldest is headed off the university (without scholarship, we are paying somehow)....
But the bed was defiantly worth it! The amount of pain free hours on it paid for itself!

We even upgraded to a king!!!
Defiantly something to think about. The BEST BEST money investment we have ever made!!
Donna
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
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you can ride on"
~Roseane Barr~
 

_Christina
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   Posted 7/12/2011 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Trudy, save and add up all those small purchases. Miles to/from dr appts, med and appt co-payments, gym membership if directed by dr, ice/hot packs, etc. If it comes to 7 1/2% of your gross income it is deductable.
Get yourself a big cardbord box and seal it except for a slit in the top, like a piggy bank. (We wrapped it in decorated paper to make it nice to leave out in the open) Every time you come home with a reciept, highlight the item that quilifies (anything pertaining you your own health) and slip it in the box. At the first of the year, open it and count it up. Youll be suprised to what it comes to. Use a new box starting Jan 1st.
We started in May, so we might not make it this year, but you never know. We are still under the income level that my disability income is still not taxable.

straydog
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   Posted 7/12/2011 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Trudy, back in 1996 my PM dr wrote me a script for a hot tub and there was also a form from the state that he filled out and I did not have to pay sales tax on the hot tub which was great. Even with the purchase of the hot tub we still did not have enough to write it off on income tax. At least I did get a break on the sales tax. That may be something for anyone to check with when considering the big purchases if you have to pay sales tax on it.

I have a lot medical expenses every year but just cannot ever quite get from point A to point B. I too have a special place for all medical related receipts so that when its income tax time I have them handy just in case.
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kittycreation
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   Posted 7/12/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if a bed purchase with a script would be deductible in Canada...I think it may be worth looking into. After you have had the bed for a while could you post if is making a big difference for you?
I pray and wait for God to do His thing in His time...til then I am waiting with chronic pain...

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/13/2011 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
How's the new bed working for you?
we got a new bed this year too and I had a script for it, so no sales tax,
I opted for the adjustable base leggett and Platt, it's a good base runs
for over $1,800. normally but we got it on sale and I got a partial memory form
with coconut but not tempurpedic, tempurpedics are to hard for me, and I'm very sensitive to smells
and those beds give off an odor, it'd be too hard for me to have one...I love the
coconut smell of our new bed, even the pillows are coconut infused, so nice a
smell and coconut can help aid with sleep, and more beds are going to be used with
coconut oils and hulls....I suggest getting those...They are expensive though...
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NiNi53
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   Posted 7/13/2011 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh how I wish I had read this earlier, my dream is to get that bed.  I never dreamed I could get a script for this bed I have dreamed of for so many years.  Now I really cant wait for my next appt.
 
Thanks so much, I wish I had thought of this earlier.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 7/13/2011 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Nini you are gonna love it!

This has been the best investment ever!
Donna
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
"I'm not going to vacuum 'till Sears makes one
you can ride on"
~Roseane Barr~
 
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