Buying products suitable for coeliacs can be expensive.
What some coeliac patients may not know, however, is that they can claim tax relief on the cost of special dietary gluten- free products in Ireland.
Here are some things you should know about tax relief for Coeliac patients.
How to avail of tax relief for Coeliacs
To avail of the tax relief, the first thing you need to do is to get a letter (a prescription will not suffice) from your doctor or GP confirming your coeliac diagnosis.
You should then keep the receipts for all gluten-free products that you’ve purchased.
Receipts from chemists/ pharmacies as well as from supermarkets are all acceptable. Remember, though, that tax relief cannot be claimed on naturally gluten- free products, they should be specially made dietary products.
An example of this would be rice as it naturally doesn’t contain gluten. So, you cannot make a claim for rice you may have bought. Gluten-free pasta, however, is fine.
How do I claim the relief?
When the time to claim your tax relief comes, you don’t need to accompany your claim with any receipts.
All you need to do is make sure that you hold receipts for all products you included in the claim; you should then keep the receipts for 6 years in case your claim is chosen for a verification.
We strongly advise you keep the receipts in a safe place and organise them to the best of your ability.
It can cause a problem with Revenue if you are chosen for an audit and you cannot provide evidence.
How much can I claim?
Tax relief can be claimed at 20% of your expenses incurred so making a claim is definitely worthwhile.
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