Call Toll Free

BLR Tax Deduction Checklist

In regard to Weight Loss Programs IRS Publication 502 states the following:

Excerpt from IRS Publication 502 (Eligible Medical and Dental Expenses) BLR Eligible Expenses (guest must have BLR Letter of Medical Necessity from Physician)
Weight-Loss Program
You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay to lose weight if it is a treatment for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, or heart disease). This includes fees you pay for membership in a weight reduction group as well as fees for attendance at periodic meetings. You cannot include membership dues in a gym, health club, or spa as medical expenses, but you can include separate fees charged there for weight loss activities.
On your BLR receipt items marked:
  • “Fitness”
  • “Room”
  • “Resort”
  • Private Life Coaching Sessions with receipt
  • Private Personal Training Sessions with receipt
Excerpt from IRS Publication 502 (under Non-admissable) Expenses Not Eligible for Tax Write Off
You cannot include the cost of diet food or beverages in medical expenses because the diet food and beverages substitute for what is normally consumed to satisfy nutritional needs.
On your BLR receipt items marked
  • “Food”
  • Transportation to and from BLR
  • BLR Consultative Services not directly related to Weight Loss – e.g. Private Massage, Facial, Pedicure, Hair & Makeup

Confused? Please call us and we will help you understand your options.