PAYE taxpayers can claim medical expenses online using www.payeanytime.ie The PAYE Anytime service enables taxpayers to submit Med1 claims and request a Review/P21 balancing statement for any of the past four years.N.B. Tax relief cannot be claimed on foods that are naturally gluten-free.
Follow these steps to claim your tax relief:
- Get a letter from your Consultant or GP confirming your coeliac diagnosis.
- Keep all your receipts for gluten-free products. Sometimes items aren’t marked as gluten-free on receipts so it’s a good idea to highlight the gluten-free products after you complete your shopping.
- At the end of the tax year, calculate the total amount you have spent on gluten-free items.
- Fill in the Med 1 form. Fill in the relevant sections. Remember that you can claim for prescription items, GP, Dietitian and Consultants bills. Enter the food amount in the ‘other qualifying expenses’ section.
- Indicate in the box provided that you or a dependent is a Coeliac.
- Do not need to send the receipts with the form, however you must retain for 6 years if your claim in audited.
Note – The Society is unable to provide an estimate of average spend on gluten-free foods and would encourage members to keep their receipts as the cost recuperated varies from person-to-person.
Keep track with supermarket loyalty cards
Both Tesco Ireland and SuperValu will provide a Certificate of Expenditure when customers buy gluten free products using their loyalty cards.
Tesco Clubcard – You must register and opt in to receive mailings from Tesco.
SuperValu Reward Card – It is not necessary to register to receive the annual certificate.
Dunnes Value Club now provide a Coeliac Certificate of Expenditure annually in the first quarter of the year.