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Non-prescription medication - is it tax deductible for over 75's?

Posted 12 September 2013 under Tax Questions


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May taxpayers over 75 years of age deduct over the counter/ non-prescription medication from tax?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
13 September 2013 at 15:02

Taxpayers over the age of 75 may deduct all medical expenditure which qualifies, however non-prescription medication does not qualify. If you can get a doctor to write a script for you then you would be able to claim this expense.


75year old says:
15 September 2013 at 19:50

Dear Tax Tim, Thanks so much for your advice regarding medical deductions. How are we ordinary people to know all the intricacies regarding tax? It is a relief to know that there is someone like you that we can turn to for help.
Kindest regards, 75year old


TaxTimTaxTim says:
16 September 2013 at 10:08

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