Tax Deductions for Specialized Teaching

If your child's doctor recommends tutoring by a teacher who is specially trained and qualified to work with children with learning disabilities, you may deduct amounts spent on such services from your taxes as a medical expense. If the doctor recommends that your child attend a school that provides specialized services for learning disabilities, and if the principal reason for your child's attending such a school is to overcome his dyslexia, you can deduct the costs of his tuition, meals, and lodging at that school.

Because these costs are treated as a medical expense, you can only deduct amounts that exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. Tax laws are always subject to change; if you are planning to deduct expenses associated with your child's dyslexia treatment, consult IRS Publication 502 (Medical and Dental Expenses) for the current tax year.

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