Thursday, March 24, 2011

Breastfeeding equipment is a flex-eligible expense

IRS Decision a Victory for Nursing Mothers Everywhere
"Breastfeeding Equipment to be Allowed as Medical Tax Deduction and Reimbursed by Flexible Health Spending Accounts" (announced Feb. 10, 2011)

The previous ruling excluded breast pumps from coverage under flexible health spending accounts and made them non-deductible on tax returns.
Mothers returning to work and/or school need a way to continue breastfeeding their babies.  This is good news if you use flexible spending or have medical tax deductions.  More is needed but this is a good place to start, acknowledging the huge health benefits of breastfeeding. Best Blogger Tips

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