Special Education Tax Deduction
Rawson Saunders tuition may be tax-deductible for your family as a medical expense. Click here for an article explaining possible tax benefits for parents of dyslexic and ADHD students.
- IRS publication 502, under the heading of Special Education, states:
You can include in medical expenses the cost (tuition, meals, and lodging) of attending a school that furnishes special education to help a child to overcome learning disabilities. A doctor must recommend that the child attend the school. Overcoming the learning disabilities must be a principal reason for attending the school. and any other ordinary education received must be incidental to the special education provided.
- Under the heading of Transportation, the publication states:
You can include in medical expenses amounts paid for the transportation for, and essential to, medical care... You can include out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost of gas and oil, when you use a car for medical reasons. You can't include depreciation, insurance, general repair, or maintenance expenses. If you do not want to use your actual expenses...you can use the standard mileage rate...You can also include parking fees and tolls. You can add these fees and tolls to your medical expenses whether you use actual expanses or use the standard mileage rate.
Please check out the IRS publication at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf and speak to your tax professional about your family's eligibility for this deduction.