Lyme and Taxes

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newuser22
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   Posted 4/9/2018 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
How does tax claim work for the cost of Lyme disease? Please share your experiences.

/www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf
Page 17
Nutritional Supplements
You can't include in medical expenses the cost of nutritional
supplements, vitamins, herbal supplements, “natural
medicines,” etc. unless they are recommended by a
medical practitioner as treatment for a specific medical
condition diagnosed by a physician. These items are
taken to maintain your ordinary good health and aren't for
medical care.


This is from the 2017 tax deduction guideline. It does say we can claim natural herbal supplements, vitamins, etc if recommended by a physician. Different therapies, and types of equipment, along with transportation can be included for the tax deduction.

Does ND, LLND count as a physician? Or is it just to have MD/LLMD?


thanks

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 4/9/2018 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   

astroman
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   Posted 4/9/2018 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I shared my past experience with medical costs (suppliments are food) in a post last week.

The post was from a Canadian member if you can find it. Canada might have been part of the title. Girlie would prob remember.

In a nutshell: In US, you can deduct medical cost once they reach a certain percentage of income. Medical, not supplements. FDA type medical. Chiro and LLMD is included. Again, any non-RX is "food"- not included. MUST have receipts for visits.

Frequency, ozone ect is what they call "smoke and mirrors"- not included.

I am surprized by the wording, as it looks like supps by a Dr are included. I was told it was not a few years ago.

Since I "supp" myself, I cant even try to deduct it nowdays.

Post Edited (astroman) : 4/9/2018 2:36:38 PM (GMT-6)


The Dude Abides
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   Posted 4/9/2018 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I think this is the thread to which astroman was referring:

/www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3996466
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