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Breastfeeding Supplies are Deductible as Medical Expenses

By | February 10th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

The IRS has released new guidance that, for the first time, allows a tax deduction for breastfeeding supplies.  From IRS Notice 2011-14: The Internal Revenue Service has concluded that breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are medical care under § 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code because, like obstetric care, they are for the purpose [...]

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Lawmakers Urge IRS to Allow Breastfeeding Supplies as a Medical Expense

By | November 30th, 2010|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin was among more than 40 Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate who wrote to the IRS last week, urging the IRS to recognize breastfeeding supplies as a medical expense.  Currently, breastfeeding supplies are not considered a medical expense, so the cost of the supplies is neither deductible, nor eligible for reimbursement from [...]

Changes Coming to Flex Accounts

By | September 6th, 2010|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

Those of you who take part in a flex plan or an HSA for reimbursement of medical expenses will want to take note: starting in 2011, you will no longer be able to claim reimbursements for purchases of non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines. You'll only be able to claim reimbursements for medicines purchased with a prescription. The only [...]

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