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PAYE taxpayers can claim health expenses by using Revenue’s myaccount online service. The myaccount service enables taxpayers to submit health expenses claims and request a Review/P21 balancing statement for any of the past four years.
Claiming Your Tax Back
1. You must be a PAYE tax payer
2. Get a letter from your Consultant or GP confirming your coeliac diagnosis.
3. Keep all your receipts for gluten free purchases, even if you are also keeping track with a supermarket loyalty scheme. Remember you need to hold onto receipts for six years as Revenue may audit your claim.
4. At the end of the tax year, calculate the total amount you have spent on gluten-free items.
5. Visit www.Revenue.ie, sign in to my myAccount and claim your health expenses using the “Review your tax” option in PAYE Services for the year the expenses were incurred.
In verifying claims for tax relief on gluten free food, Revenue officials may accept:
- (i) a chemist or supermarket receipt;
- (ii) evidence from food packaging: or
- (iii) an annual statement from a multiple
in support of a claim, if the information provided clearly demonstrates that the foods purchased have been specifically manufactured to be gluten free and show details of the expenditure incurred.
Revenue officials may also accept information from the Coeliac Society of Ireland’s annual Food List if it is provided by a taxpayer in support of his or her claim for tax relief, together with proof of the expenditure incurred.
Revenue Commissioners 4th May 2022 in correspondence with Deputy Fergus O’Dowd T.D. (click to view letter)
Keep Track With Supermarket Loyalty Cards
Watch Back – Gluten Free Tax Relief Explained
CEO, Gill Brennan speaks to Amy Hartnett, Tax Manager and Joyce Kelly Tesco Clubcard Manager in this informative webinar.
Discussing your gluten free certificate which is available to Tesco Clubcard Members and step by step details on how to go about claiming your tax relief.
Questions & Answers at the end.