Yes, you read that right! Imagine being able to have a tax credit for having to transition to a gluten free diet and all the expense that comes with it? This is exactly what the Government of Canada has done! In pulling up research, YES, the US has a similar tax break as well. I will provide links below…
When I first came across this information, I was so excited to hear about this. To think, the money that goes into having to change over to gluten free living will now be acknowledged and helped to be put back into your pocket. That is seriously something to make you feel happy about. The govt. notices.
However, there are some steps that you have to take to be able to enjoy this little luxury. Because as we all know, the Government is not in the business of just handing out money for anything-
Ways to get your deduction:
Well according to Canada Revenue Agency: “The incremental cost is the
increased cost of purchasing a GF product as compared to the cost of a similar non-GF product. It is calculated by subtracting the cost of
a non-GF product from the cost of a GF product.”
Well according to Canada Revenue Agency:
“The incremental cost is the increased cost of purchasing a GF product as compared to the cost of a similar non-GF product. It is calculated by subtracting the cost of a non-GF product from the cost of a GF product.”
The list above is a composite list which means that you will have to do all steps together to get your credit.
For more information on this subject, feel free the websites sited below:
Canada Revenue Agency- To look specifically for how to handle the gluten free products deduction
CRA- For specifics on filling out your Tax Return with these deductions
Celiac.Org- For US Tax info pertaining to GF products:
With knowledge comes power. Understanding that you have an opportunity to save money and that the govt. is willing to help with this expense is a great relief. Make sure to do your research well and decide if you are willing to take advantage of this credit. If you do, Please feel free to leave your comments and let me know how it turns out for you.
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