sculptra treatments tax deductible?
Feb 15, 2012
The IRS code states "You can include in medical expenses the amount you pay for cosmetic surgery if it is necessary to improve a deformity arising from, or directly related to, a congenital abnormality, a personal injury resulting from an accident or trauma, or a disfiguring disease."
I, personally, definitely consider HIV and its treatment methods a disfiguring disease. Would the IRS agree?
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello, and thanks for posting.
I completely agree with you that HIV lipoatrophy is a disfiguring disease. I don't know if the IRS would agree, but I would be more than willing to write a letter supporting coverage of these medical expenses.
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