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I have been seeing a doctor that recommends alternate therapies that obviously do not require a prescription or health insurance. Are these costs tax deductible if they are known to be helpful? The specific remedies that I receive are therapeutic massage and acupuncture.


The BIDaWIZ Team's Answer:

Are these remedies prescribed by a licensed physician? If they are, they can be treated as tax deductions on your Schedule A of your Form 1040. Make sure that you have a letter or note from your doctor detailing the recommendation.
References: IRS Publication 552 and IRC Section 213
State: New York

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