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)|
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:
|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
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