Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Weight-Loss Tax Breaks

James T. Rogers, an internal medicine specialist at St. John's, says many physicians will consider writing prescriptions for things like gym memberships, nutrition classes, even McClelland's Wii Fit, long as it gets patients moving and they can prove the treatment helps. Still, Weimer says the breaks are mostly for options in addition to daily life. For example, IRS guidelines show you can't deduct gym membership dues as a medical expense, but you can still get tax help with services from a health club. And even if you're burning calories on doctor's orders, H&R Block says you have to invest more than 7.5 percent of you're gross income on health costs before you ...


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