Are Incontinence Supplies Tax Deductible?

Post Reviewed By Expert

This post was reviewed by our Director of Clinical Excellence and Oversight.

There are many health costs that are tax deductible, but are incontinence supplies one of them? Unfortunately, the answer is not an easy yes or no.

As with many medical expenses, the IRS guidelines are fairly general, which makes it difficult to understand exactly what specific products are eligible. This makes it hard to know for sure what incontinence supplies can be written off.

Can you deduct taxes on incontinence supplies? Find out

That doesn’t mean incontinence supplies can’t be written off. The best approach is to understand the IRS requirements that need to be met in order for a product to qualify. Here’s what the IRS says about it:

What the IRS Says About Incontinence Supplies

The most recent version of the IRS Medical and Dental Expenses Publication (known as Publication 502), does not specifically mention absorbent incontinence supplies. The guideline does, however, mention the eligibility of diapers. Here’s what it says:

“You can’t include in medical expenses the amount you pay for diapers or diaper services, unless they are needed to relieve the effects of a particular disease.”

This has been interpreted to mean that if you want to list incontinence supplies as a tax deduction, they have to be used as a part of a treatment plan for a specific condition.

Don’t Forget About Your Insurance

While it might be possible to deduct incontinence product expenses, another way to help with incontinence costs is to use your insurance. Many people don’t know it, but some insurance plans will cover incontinence supplies as a plan benefit.

Insurance plans have much clearer regulations about what items are covered, so it’s far easier to know what products you can get. If supplies are covered, insurance plans may also pay for them directly.

Get Incontinence Supplies Online With Medicaid

No Credit Card | Fast Delivery  |  100% Discreet

order online and get your medical products shipped to your home

Will Your Insurance Cover Incontinence Supplies?

To find out if your insurance covers incontinence supplies, contact us. We can help you understand your options for supply coverage so you can start saving money now.

If you have Medicaid, there’s good news: Most state Medicaid plans covers incontinence supplies. To find if you can get supplies in your state, visit our Medicaid Coverage of Incontinence Supplies Guide.

*The information on this website is not offered as legal or tax advice. Examples of tax benefits are based on the stated IRS Guidelines and on other assumptions that may not apply to your personal situation. All material is presented solely as educational information. Always seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney, or financial planner regarding your personal circumstances.

Get Incontinence Supplies Online With Medicaid

No Credit Card | Fast Delivery | 100% Discreet

Incontinence Supplies Online

Disclaimer:
Unless otherwise noted, the recommendations in this document were obtained from the sources indicated. Be advised that information contained herein is intended to serve as a useful reference for informational purposes only. HCD cannot be held responsible for the continued accuracy of or for any errors or omissions in the information. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Latest Posts

Is Stress Spiking Your Blood Sugar?

Everyone has some stress. It’s a part of life. But if you’re one of the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes, you’ll need to be aware of how stress affects your blood sugar status. Today on the blog we address the connection between diabetes and stress, including a condition known as diabetes distress.

Choosing the Right Incontinence Products for Your Needs

Do you get overwhelmed at the dizzying array of choices in the cereal aisle of your grocery store? If so, choosing incontinence products may leave you with the same oh-my-goodness reaction. Not to worry. We’re here to help you sort through the options and choose the products that are right for you, or for someone you care for.

Home Care Delivered Welcomes Lowell Price as Chief Growth Officer

Richmond, VA (April 2022) Home Care Delivered, Inc. (HCD) a leading provider of insurance-covered medical supplies for people with chronic health conditions is pleased to welcome Lowell Price to the company’s Senior Leadership Team as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Growth Officer.

What Should I Ask My Doctor About Incontinence?

Does this sound familiar?

You’ve experienced a few urine leaks, maybe even an embarrassing moment or two. You shrug it off, assuming it’s something that just happens. Over time, the word “incontinence” slowly enters your mind.

Latest Posts

Is Stress Spiking Your Blood Sugar?

Everyone has some stress. It’s a part of life. But if you’re one of the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes, you’ll need to be aware of how stress affects your blood sugar status. Today on the blog we address the connection between diabetes and stress, including a condition known as diabetes distress.

Choosing the Right Incontinence Products for Your Needs

Do you get overwhelmed at the dizzying array of choices in the cereal aisle of your grocery store? If so, choosing incontinence products may leave you with the same oh-my-goodness reaction. Not to worry. We’re here to help you sort through the options and choose the products that are right for you, or for someone you care for.

Home Care Delivered Welcomes Lowell Price as Chief Growth Officer

Richmond, VA (April 2022) Home Care Delivered, Inc. (HCD) a leading provider of insurance-covered medical supplies for people with chronic health conditions is pleased to welcome Lowell Price to the company’s Senior Leadership Team as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Growth Officer.

What Should I Ask My Doctor About Incontinence?

Does this sound familiar?

You’ve experienced a few urine leaks, maybe even an embarrassing moment or two. You shrug it off, assuming it’s something that just happens. Over time, the word “incontinence” slowly enters your mind.