Coeliacs and Diabetics
Tax relief on certain foods.
As anyone who requires a coeliac or diabetic diet will confirm it is definitely more expensive to purchase such specialised foods. Thankfully they are becoming more readily available in supermarkets across Ireland, on average the costs may be twice as much as standard food items.
However, there is tax relief of 20% available on the cost of such foods.
To qualify for tax relief you will need:
- To be diagnosed by your doctor as a diabetic or coeliac,
- A letter from your doctor stating that they have advised you to maintain a diabetic or coeliac diet.
To obtain the 20% tax relief you simply include the cost of your food purchases from supermarkets, along with any other medical expenses for the year in your income tax return.
If you feel that we can be of any assistance or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Doran & Co.