The cost of diapers, disposable briefs, catheters, catheter trays, tubing, or other products required by a patient because of incontinence caused by illness, injury or affliction are eligible medical expenses under paragraph (2) (i.1). Jun 05, · I'm doing my mother in laws taxes, she needs to wear pull ups (adult diapers) which cost about $20 a week. Is that deductible under Misc. Medical expenses.
Diapers/diaper service expenses are usually ineligible, unless used to alleviate the effects of a particular disease or medical condition (e.g., an older child with brain defects [i.e., Aicardi Syndrome]). In addition, adult diapers can be viewed as treatment for incontinence. Adult incontinence supplies are a regular health expense for more than 25 million Americans. The frequent, recurring cost of adult diapers and pull ups, adult protective underwear, liners and pads and more can add up quickly, becoming a burden to retired adults and family caregivers.
Jan 01, · But you can't take them all: As of tax year , you can only deduct out-of-pocket expenses that total more than % of your adjusted gross income (AGI). 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!
“You can’t include in medical expenses the amount you pay for diapers or diaper services, unless they are needed to relieve the effects of a particular disease.” This has been interpreted to mean that if you want to list incontinence supplies as a tax deduction, they have to be used as a part of a treatment plan for a specific condition. Dec 21, · Tax-Deduction Resources for Adult Diapers and Incontinence Supplies By Lynn Wilson, Co-Founder of The CareGiver Partnership During tax season and while planning for the upcoming year, finding ways to be reimbursed for incontinence supplies is a question often asked of our product specialists and searched for on our blog.