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Taxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Feb 20, 2013. 11 Replies

Anybody know how we claim stuff for diabetes on our taxes? I just thought this would be helpful for folks like myself for this time of year . . . thanksContinue

 

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Don replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"Fyi, unless you are self-employed, health insurance premiums are taken out of your paycheck and are already not taxed so you can't add them to the 7.5% floor:( I wish I had a flex spending account but they don't seem to be commonly offered…"
Feb 20, 2013
Shawnmarie replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"But "ain't we got fun!?!""
Feb 20, 2013
Shawnmarie replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"Because someone with enough money to gift stocks to charities is probably rich and we all know the rich get richer and the poor get....... :-)"
Feb 20, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"ROFL. Like tax rules have some logic. We can double dip on gifting stocks to charities, why not medical expenses?"
Feb 20, 2013
Shawnmarie replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"BUT if you have a flexible spending account, you've already gotten the tax break on money in it because it is not included in your gross income for tax purposes. That being said, I also have never come even close to the 7.5% limit to deduct…"
Feb 20, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"I have never been successful in reaching the 7.5% limit. And it is not like I don't spend a bunch of money, it is just that is a lot. The thing to remember is that you there are pretty liberal rules related to what counts. If you can get your…"
Feb 20, 2013
Matthew Yarbrough replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
Feb 17, 2013
Don replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"I want to add that there could be certain times of extraordinary medical expenses that will push you above the 7.5% floor. If you have expensive dental work, then you can schedule it all in the same tax year along with buying new pump and…"
Feb 17, 2013
Don replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"yes, as Matthews says, if you are itemizing anyway and if your medical expenses exceed 7.5% of your Adjusted Gross Income. A flex spending plan is much better because you don't have to file Schedule A Itemized Deductions and all your expenses…"
Feb 17, 2013
Matthew Yarbrough replied to Scarlett5's discussion 'Taxes'
"If you have enough to itemize you can deduct doc bills drugs, durable medical equipment and even milage. But you would do better to use a flexible spending account (for next year) so you don't have to pay SSI on it. Get a tax professional to…"
Feb 17, 2013
Jim Roach left a comment for Scarlett5
"Welcome to TuDiabetes Scarlett5!"
Jan 25, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Scarlett5
"Welcome Scarlett5, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their…"
Jan 24, 2013
Marie B left a comment for Scarlett5
"hi Scarlett, welcome to TuDiabetes! Here's a link to a page that explains a lot about who we are as a community http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Navigating_TuDiabetes we have a nice group for those living in the Northwest (they occasionally have…"
Jan 24, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Scarlett5
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Scarlett!! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!! This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a…"
Jan 24, 2013
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"Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
Jan 24, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
October 5, 1996
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.2
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Shots, Pump, Diet and Exercise
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I have been pumping for less than a year and I really love it. I work at a library which I really enjoy and am currently planning my wedding!

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At 7:25pm on January 25, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Scarlett5!

At 5:49pm on January 24, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Scarlett5, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.

This is a place to come for understanding from other people with diabetes.

Please feel at home, you are with friends.

At 1:37pm on January 24, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Scarlett, welcome to TuDiabetes! Here's a link to a page that explains a lot about who we are as a community

http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Navigating_TuDiabetes

we have a nice group for those living in the Northwest (they occasionally have meetups) let me know if you can't find it

At 4:45am on January 24, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Scarlett!!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 3:33am on January 24, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 12:50am on January 24, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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