Are incontinence products a tax write-off?

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According to the IRS guidelines, expenses for incontinence supplies may be tax-deducitbl ifyou can show they are needed to relieve the effects of a specific disease. You may also seek reimbursement through your health savings account or FSA providing you have a letter from the physician that explains the reason for the use of the products. You may also be able to find out about reimbursement, rather than deductions, for these products throught your local county office for the aging.
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My FSA does not recognize a parent as an eligible dependent regardless if she is incompetent and I am her court appointed conservator. I don't believe FSA rules differ from plan to plan or company to company. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for a fast answer. I have had very good luck in my dealings with their customer service department and always remember you gather more bees with honey rather than vinegar even with a federal agency. Don't forget that the person you will be talking with pays taxes too.
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I called the IRS and asked for help on this question last year. The IRS agent read the relevant part of the tax code but was not allowed to interpret it for me although she did provide definitions of any term that I asked. I had to reason it out for myself. The tax code changes from year to year so the answer could also change from year to year.
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I am not 100% sure but I will say that I think that any costs like that can be wrote off just like you can claim medical expenses on your taxes. I say it like this because I have known clients to write off these expenses or family member's if they help support the costs. I would certainly consult your CPA or tax person. I recommend having a CPA handy at least for asking questions any way even if you do your own taxes or have them done at H&R block or some one like that. A CPA is the best way to go for questions. I use to write off expenses like this when I was an independent care giver service and often had lots of things I bought to have handy for my supplies. I do not see why you can not, but I am not a tax professional, just speaking from some experience. I also know that if your doctor or the doctor for who ever this is for writes a RX for it - it can be claimed even though it is personal expense. So I think from what I remember all doctor RX's can be deducted. Hope this helped! Consult a CPA for questions on the specifics to this matter.
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My tax accountant said I could deduct my ill husband's incontinence supply expenses, as part of our medical expenses.
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as a conservator can i write off many of my expenses on my taxes
rent, food, medical, clothes, etc
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This question was asked in2011. Anyone found any up-dates since than?
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