A Non-Medicalized Medical Deduction?

By Lauren Herman

On January 4, 2006, Rhiannon O’Donnabhain experienced what nearly every American taxpayer dreads — she was informed she was being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (“I.R.S.”).  After a lengthy battle that affected much more than her tax liability, O’Donnabhain’s struggle was vindicated: on November 21, 2011, the I.R.S. released a simple one page advisory stating that it will permit medical deductions for transgender medical care.  In releasing this advisory, the I.R.S. adopted the reasoning and conclusions of the previous Tax Court decision.

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