$ for Medic Alert Bracelet - Medical Expense?

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2003 - 6:26am
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So what do you think? The $35 I spent on the Medic Alert bracelet for my son - is that considered a medical expense? I'm trying to decide whether or not to reimburse myself out of my Cafeteria plan.

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Sherlyn
Mom to 3 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
Stay Informed And Peanut Free!

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2003 - 7:02am
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I think that it is for tax purposes, if that helps. (I know a diabetic friend used to do so.) This probably doesn't help with your decision, though... but I think it is Kosher with the the powers that be, anyway. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2003 - 7:20am
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Actually that does - you can use your Cafeteria plan depending on whether or not it's considered a medical expense for your taxes. (For those of us lucky enough that don't have enough medical expenses to deduct them from our taxes)
Thanks!
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Sherlyn
Mom to 3 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
Stay Informed And Peanut Free!

Posted on: Wed, 03/26/2003 - 6:35am
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Spudberry, yes, both the MedicAlert bracelet and the membership fees are considered medical expenses for the non-refundable medical tax credit in Canada for income tax.
I do income tax for people and I am always surprised that people don't know that they can claim their medical expenses. Now, of course, when you actually do claim, you have to have a lot of medical expenses for it even to make a dent in reducing your taxable income, but still. Many things are covered that people wouldn't even think of.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/26/2003 - 7:28am
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I was reimbursed from my pre-tax account for a Medic Alert membership.

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 12:08am
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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