Categories: News Articles

Medical Expenses – Travel Conferences

Medical Conference Registration Fees Are Deductible As Medical Expense.
Meals and Lodging At Conference Are Not.

ConferenceA parent has a child who suffers from a chronic disease. At the recommendation of the child’s physician, the parent attends a conference sponsored by an association that supports research and education concerning the disease.

The parent wants to deduct expenses associated with attending the conference including transportation, registration fee, meals, and lodging.

The IRS concluded that the parent may deduct the registration fee as a medical expense under section 213. However, the parent may not deduct the cost of food and lodging while attending the conference because neither the parent nor the child was receiving medical care from a physician at a licensed hospital or similar institution.

If you have any questions or require further info please call 718-531-1105 or send an email.

This web site and these articles are not tax or legal advice and are not intended as tax or legal advice.  They are intended to provide only general, non-specific legal information and are not intended to cover all the issues related to the topic discussed.  The specific facts that apply to your matter may make the outcome different than would be anticipated by you.  This web site and these articles are based on United States law.  You should consult with an accountant or lawyer familiar with the issues. This web site and the articles contained on this web site are not solicitations.

Contact Info:

Ronald Semaria
Semaria Consulting
1408 East 66th St
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Phone Numbers:

Phone: 718-531-1105
Toll-Free: 866-531-1105
Toll-Free: 888-IRSAUDIT
Toll-Free: 888-RONTAXES
Fax: 718-444-7152