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Health expenses – qualifying expenses

Revenue’s guidance covering tax relief for health expenses has been updated to reflect a number of changes. 

According to Revenue the main changes to the guidance are in respect of the following:

  • References to the Form Med 1 have been removed from the manual as this form is no longer applicable. Health expenses are now claimed through your tax return form;

  • Content has been added confirming that prescription charges incurred by medical card holders are qualifying health expenses where all other qualifying criteria have been met;

  • Update to the kidney expense rates (Appendix 1);

  • Content has been added regarding health expenses paid out of an individual's estate following his or her death.

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