“You can’t include in medical expenses the amount you pay for diapers or diaper services, unless they are needed to relieve the effects of a particular disease.” This has been interpreted to mean that if you want to list incontinence supplies as a tax deduction, they have to be used as a part of a treatment plan for a specific condition. Jan 04, · According to the guideline, incontinence supplies can be tax deductible if you can show they are needed for a specific disease. According to IRS guidelines, "You cannot include in medical expenses the amount you pay for diapers or diaper services, unless they are needed to relieve the effects of a particular disease.".
I do not see why you can not, but I am not a tax professional, just speaking from some experience. I also know that if your doctor or the doctor for who ever this is for writes a RX for it - it can be claimed even though it is personal expense. So I think from what I remember all doctor RX's can be deducted. Hope this helped! Jun 05, · The definition for medical expenses include supplies that are required because of the effects of a disease. See IRS Publication What Are Medical Expenses? Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body.
The cost of diapers, disposable briefs, catheters, catheter trays, tubing, or other products required by a patient because of incontinence caused by illness, injury or affliction are eligible medical expenses under paragraph (2) (i.1). Diapers/diaper service expenses are usually ineligible, unless used to alleviate the effects of a particular disease or medical condition (e.g., an older child with brain defects [i.e., Aicardi Syndrome]). In addition, adult diapers can be viewed as treatment for incontinence.