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Document For Doctors To Sign For Taxes

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Does anyone know where I can find and print out a template for the doctor to sign that confirms diagnosis. I will be submitting receipts for gluten free foods for taxes. I already have the information about the tax credit, now I need a letter from the doctor. This won't be a problem, but I just thought maybe if there were a template somewhere on-line, I could print out for the doctor and she could just fill in some of the blanks with specifics.

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Where did you get the info on this? I was told by an accountant that I couldn't claim anything.

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You can claim the DIFFERENCE of gluten free food from regular food.

For example: Regular product, $3. Similar gluten-free product, $5. So, $2 is deductible.

However, in order to do this, you have to meet the "7.5% of income spent on health care" otherwise you can't claim it. For Celiacs, thats can be a hard threshold to meet unless you have other health expenses beyond gluten free food.

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Happygirl is correct above. If you have a flexible spending account, however, you can use that to claim the difference between the regular version and the gluten free version even if you don't meet the 7.5% threshold. gluten-free food is considered medically necessary for our diagnosis, so it falls under the FSA guidelines. See this link for more info: http://tinyurl.com/yog8x4.

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are you from US or Canada??

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I live in the U.S. Maybe someone has a letter they have used for their doctor and I can copy and paste? Minus all the personal information.

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I live in the U.S. Maybe someone has a letter they have used for their doctor and I can copy and paste? Minus all the personal information.

Hmm, sorry i'm not familiar with the US taxing system..the only thing i've learned in Taxation so far is when someone from Canada moves to the US, that's about it....I can tell you that I just get to the doctor to write on a prescription slip that I have Celiac and am on the gluten-free det. And that's always been sufficient. But maybe check with your tax professional to make sure of it.

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