IRS: Ill Kids’ Parents Can Deduct Medical Conference Costs
The IRS decided this week that parents with chronically ill children may now deduct many of the costs associated with attending medical conferences and meetings. Community groups pushed for the change to help families "stay on top of research and treatments that could help their children." Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), who backed to the new rule, said, "Virtually everyone else attending meetings can deduct the cost -- physicians, vendors, salespeople. I thought the parents of the patient should get a little help too, and I am gratified the IRS agreed" ( Contra Costa Times, 5/11).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.