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Coping With Tax Itemization.

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I couldn't decide exactly where to place this question and I hope this is OK.

I hope some members claim the extra cost of gluten-free food on their income tax and can answer my question. I know the difference between gluten-free food and regular food may be claimed as a medical deduction on my income tax return. I have read that the average cost of gluten-free food is about 2/3 higher than regular food. Is there an equation to figure the amount rather than listing each gluten-free item minus the cost of the regular item? I saved all the register tapes of the gluten-free food I bought. I know some people say it isn't worth the bookeeping to write off gluten-free food costs but believe me, I can make the deduction even without adding in the gluten-free food. I have awful medical expenses.


Nancy

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Please Google prosopagnosia, a neurological deficit also called facial amnesia or faceblind. Yup, I have it.

Poor me--gluten free.

I'll have a grilled cheese sandwich--hold the bread.

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I remember one person saying that the day they shop they note the price of regular bread that day. I don't know if that is what we have to do or if we can take an average. I do recall someone saying that it could be a red flag to audit but I don't know for sure. I am going to be doing the same thing so hopefully someone here will have done this before and give us some guidance.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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Raven,

Here is a worksheet I found online.

http://www.celiac.org/downloads/Tax%20Deduction%20Worksheet.pdf

Nancy


Nancy

I really am an ISTJ (Myers-Briggs Personality Type).

Responsible pet owners spay and neuter.

Please Google prosopagnosia, a neurological deficit also called facial amnesia or faceblind. Yup, I have it.

Poor me--gluten free.

I'll have a grilled cheese sandwich--hold the bread.

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Thanks I will check it out.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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