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Member Since 31 May 2011
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In Topic: Ideas Needed For Salsa Alternative...

25 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

And if you were talking about Salsa Dancing then... Maybe try the Tango. :)

In Topic: Ideas Needed For Salsa Alternative...

25 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

What about Guacamole? You can leave tomatoes out and add just the right amount of spice/flavor to suite your taste.

In Topic: Foster Farms Hot Dogs Looked gluten-free, But Tonight I Had A Reaction.

08 August 2012 - 06:05 AM

Has anyone called to check if they are gluten-free? Thanks.

Sometimes the food is not the issue but how you cooked it. If you grilled them on a grill or used utensils that gluten foods were also cooked on you may get a gluten reaction.

In Topic: Oats Confusion

03 August 2012 - 08:50 AM

I eat gluten-free oatmeal (Bob's Redmill gluten-free Old Fashioned Oats (slow cook kind)) 2 or 3 times a week. I was not able to eat this without digestive issues for about 6 months after going gluten-free. I guess that I am not a sensitive guy. :)

In Topic: Tax Break For Celiac, Really?

03 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

I read about some kind of tax break for Celiac's Gluten Free Food. I have a record of everything big I have bought for the last year. I have 6 living at home that should be on a Celiac diet because of my genetics. Now, a tax break for Celiac could be quite a break for us. Who can tell me where to learn about this, or is it really too good to be true?

Do you need a doctor's diagnosis? For each person with Celiac?

Would it apply to beef? Would it only apply to foods labeled gluten free? Would it apply to my vegetable seeds?

Well, if you know where to direct us, let me know.

I am not giving tax advice here. If you are not well versed in taxes in the USA then I suggest seeking advice from a tax professional. If you file your own taxes utilizing deductions then you should understand the IRS Publication that I believe covers this topic. I believe that IRS Pub 502 covers this and it should be read thoroughly. There is no short reply that could be given here that everyone can follow (blame it on the IRS).

Basically, you should be able to deduct the differential between a gluten-free food product and a similar regular gluten laden food product as long as the aggregate amount of that differential exceeds 7.5% of your AGI using Schedule A. And no, in your example meat would not be part of this. Further note, for tax year 2012 the deduction threshold goes up to 10% of your AGI (from 7.5%) as result of the new (Obama) health care reform.

IRS Topic 502 Med and Dental Exp

IRS Publication 502

Good luck!

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