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Medical Deductions for Service Animals

According to an IRS information letter, the cost of buying, training, and maintaining a service animal to assist an individual with mental disabilities may qualify as medical care under IRC Sec. 213 if the person (1) is using the service animal primarily for medical care to alleviate a mental defect or illness, and (2) would not have paid the expenses but for the disease or illness. INFO 2010-0129.