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New App Helps Celiac Sufferers Track Gluten-free Expenses

Celiac.com 05/05/2016 - Frustrated by the process of tracking gluten-free expenses in hopes of using the Canadian government's tax credit, which entitles people with celiac disease to claim the incremental costs, accountant Justin Gravelle has released an app called Celitax, designed to help people with celiac disease easily track their everyday gluten-free purchases.

Photo:CC--Keng SusumpowIn Canada, people who are gluten-intolerant, and can provide the government with proof, such as a medical diagnosis of celiac disease, are entitled to the incremental cost difference between gluten-free and non-gluten free products.

However, tracking those expenses over the year can be messy and frustrating. Enter Celitax.

The app is currently available for iPhones, with an Android version to follow. The app digitizes receipts and stores them inside the app, allowing users to review or download them at any time and calculate their gluten-free tax credit in one click.

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A user simply takes a photo of their receipt, which is stored in the app for safe keeping. Next, they input their gluten-free purchases into self-created custom categories based on their purchasing habits.

The Canadian government hasn't set average prices for non-gluten-free foods, Gravelle says, so users have to input an estimate themselves so the app can calculate their tax credit.

Still, sounds a lot better than digging through a pile of paper receipts at the end of the year to document your gluten-free expenses.

Would something like this be useful for you?

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muriel
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09 May 2016 5:50:47 PM PST
Great News! Guess this is the time for me to get the dreaded
iPhone...thanks!!!

 
Justin
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30 May 2016 2:22:30 AM PST
Hi there, I am the founder of CeliTax and wanted to let you know that the Android version will be out this summer! That way you won't need to waste money on a new phone! Cheers

 
Emily
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10 May 2016 8:12:04 AM PST
Does this work for the United States?

 
Justin
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30 May 2016 2:21:23 AM PST
Hi there, I am the founder of CeliTax and came across this wonderful article. Yes - certainly! Our app works for those in Canada AND the United States. We will be launching the Android version this summer as well! Cheers




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