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Subject:  Re: Weight Watchers deductible? Date:  1/8/2002  11:43 PM
Author:  acm4tax Number:  56947 of 127520

First congratulations for your successful weight loss. May your have continued success until you reach your goal weight.

Here's what my tax reference says about weight reduction programs:
"If you incur costs for such programs to improve your general health, the costs are not deductible even if your doctor has recommended them. However, if your doctor has recommended a program as treatment for a specific condition, the IRS allows a deduction for the cost of the program, but not for the cost of the food, if the food replaces the food you normaly eat."

Good question, but certainly not the answer you had hoped for, I'm sure.
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