Did you know that 15-30 percent of families with a special needs child have one or more unclaimed tax benefits.
Medical Expense Deductions
Many parents don't realize that Learning Disabilities are considered a medical condition, as are other disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, etc. [Rev. ruling 78-340, 1978-2 C.C. 124]
Medical expenses are limited by 7.5% of Adjusted Gross Income, but some of the following out-of-pocket costs may cause you to exceed that limitation. Costs that can be deducted include:
- Special Schooling including tuition or tutoring by someone especially trained to meet the child's needs. The purpose and primarily reason for the choice of school must be to alleviate or remediate the disability.
- Special instruction, training or therapy such as OT, Speech, remedial reading, etc.
- Transportation: Mileage to and from special schools or therapy sessions at the medical mileage rate of 20 cents per mile. Also parking fees. Airfare for parents and child to obtain treatment or testing.
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