Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cloth Diapers- Tax Deductible!

I am thrilled to share that I have recently found out that your cloth diapers (and a diaper service too) can be claimed as a medical expense for reimbursement.  In other words, you can pay for them using your flexible spending account or add it as a medical expense deduction. There is only one minor stipulation to qualify for this.

Your doctor needs to write you a prescription for cloth diapers for the "treatment of a disease".  What exactly this means isn't clear to me at this point but I hope to touch base with the IRS to find out more information.

You can find this information at the IRS' website and here is a direct link to the publication:


You can find the topic under "What's Eligible" on page 14 titled "Diaper Service."  What's more, this document explains the steps you need to take to claim this or be reimbursed.

Sweet, eh?  Share this with all your cloth diapering friends!


Jen Starks, Owner

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