Claiming tax back for dental treatment

Discussion in 'Health Insurance and healthcare costs' started by alexandra123, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. alexandra123

    alexandra123 Frequent Poster

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    Hello All,

    I need to get a bit of dental work done and it appears from the MED 1 form that I cannot claim for extractions or fillings. I thought that we were allowed to claim for these procedures. Was this changed in the last budget ?
     
  2. stephnyc

    stephnyc Frequent Poster

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    seems like you are correct "Tax legislation specifically excludes relief for expenditure incurred on the extraction, scaling and filling of teeth and the provision and repairing of artificial teeth or dentures"

    taken from
    http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it6.html
     
  3. ClubMan

    ClubMan Frequent Poster

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    Aren't dental expenses claimed via MED2 not MED1?
    Budget 2010 I think:

    http://www.dentist.ie/resources/services/prsidentistry.jsp
     
  4. mandelbrot

    mandelbrot Former user

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    The practitioner provides the patient with the Med 2, which outlines what type of allowable treatment has been performed, and the taxpayer claims the relief on their Med 1, where the dental is included along with any other allowable medical expenses...

    That link is to do with the treatments covered by Dental Benefit i.e. covered / partially covered by A class PRSI contributions.
     
  5. test123

    test123 Frequent Poster

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    MED2 is for big dental work like crowns, veneers, doesn't cover routine work such as fillings, extractions.
     
  6. T McGibney

    T McGibney Frequent Poster

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    No, routine dental work has never been allowable for tax relief (not for donkey's years anyhow)
     
  7. ClubMan

    ClubMan Frequent Poster

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    Sorry - mixed up SW and tax issues here...