Tax relief for coeliacs and diabetics

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I am a coeliac and follow a special diet.  Can I claim tax relief on the cost of my food?

 Yes. The cost of gluten-free foods manufactured specifically for coeliacs (pronounced si-li-aeks) is an allowable expense. A letter from a doctor stating that the individual in respect of whom the claim is made has the condition and that the products are purchased on the advice of the doctor is acceptable. If receipts are requested, in addition to receipts for drugs/medicines, receipts from shops, supermarkets, etc., in respect of gluten-free food products manufactured specifically for coeliac patients are also acceptable.

I am a diabetic and follow a special diet.  Can I claim tax relief on the cost of my food?
Yes, if you have been advised by your doctor to purchase "diabetic" products as part of your diet. A letter from a doctor confirming that the individual in respect of whom the claim is made is diabetic and that the products are purchased on the advice of the doctor is acceptable. If receipts are requested, qualifying receipts are not confined to those from a chemist, doctor, etc. - receipts from shops, supermarkets, etc., in respect of food products manufactured specifically for diabetics are also acceptable.

Claiming tax relief

Tax relief must be claimed within 4 years after the end of the tax year to which the claim relates; if you require assistance with making a claim, please contact a member of our professional Team on the following number: +353 74 912 2820 or email us at: mail@edwinfoley.com.

 

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