--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New tax-related stories are making headlines around the country. Federal and state tax experts from Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US are available for interviews, guidance and analysis to help break down and simplify a wide variety of tax season topics.
Gluten-free Tax Deduction Details
If doctor’s orders require you or a family member to be on a restricted diet for medical reasons, you may qualify for a medically-related tax deduction. Patients with celiac disease can offset higher prices of gluten-free items and even transportation costs involved in obtaining these items — if they know how to apply for what’s known as gluten-free deductions.
“There are many tax deductions related to medical expenses, but those who are diagnosed with celiac disease may not know deductions pertaining to their conditions are available,” said Mark Luscombe, CPA, JD, LLM and Principal Federal Tax Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US. “Some conditions also apply to weight-loss treatments for obesity, hypertension and heart disease, but it’s important to know determining factors on whether you qualify and what documentation you might need.”
Tax write-offs for travel and even medical education expenses may also be covered.
Expert Interviews, Availability
With gluten-free tax breaks being a relatively new topic gaining attention during tax season, Mr. Luscombe has contributed to several major media organizations recently, including Kiplingers’s Personal Finance, ABCNews.com and SiriusXM Radio’s Doctor Channel. Mr. Luscombe is available for interviews on gluten-free tax deductions and other federal tax topics now and throughout the year.
Additional Healthcare, Tax Info for Media
- In-depth details on what tax filers need to know about new rules pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA and commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) are available at the 2015 Whole Ball of Tax online resource page.
- A complete rundown and analysis of deductions and credits pertaining to the current tax season is also available online in the recently posted 2014 Tax Year-In-Review Briefing (PDF).
- Health reporters looking for additional resources and medical experts for interviews are encouraged to visit the Wolters Kluwer Health media resource page.