Health expenses

Additional diet expenses for coeliacs and diabetics

You can claim relief for certain food products if you have specific dietary requirements due to a medical condition.

This applies to you if you are:

  • a coeliac and you must purchase gluten free foods specifically manufactured to be gluten free
  • diabetic and you must purchase diabetic products if your doctor recommends that you include these in your diet.

If you have special dietary needs, you must provide a letter from your doctor stating this.

You must keep receipts for the gluten free food or diabetic products you claim relief on. These receipts can be from supermarkets, health stores and other similar shops.

Receipts can be stored on the Revenue Receipt Tracker service in myAccount. Please see page ‘How do you claim health expenses?’ for more information.

How to make a claim

To claim tax relief on additional diet expenses, you must include the amount in your health expenses.

To claim your health expenses, you will need to complete your tax return form. This is explained in the 'How do you claim health expenses?' page.

You can claim relief for certain food products if you have specific dietary requirements due to a medical condition as outlined above. To claim tax relief on additional specific dietary expenses, you must include the amount in your health expenses.

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