PAYE taxpayers can claim health expenses by using Revenue’s myaccount online service. The myaccount service enables taxpayers to submit health expenses 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 purchases, even if you are also keeping track with a supermarket loyalty scheme. Remember you need to hold onto receipts for six years as Revenue may audit your claim.
- At the end of the tax year, calculate the total amount you have spent on gluten-free items.
- Visit www.Revenue.ie, sign in to my myAccount and claim your health expenses using the “Review your tax” option in PAYE Services for the year the expenses were incurred.
- You can download Revenue’s free mobile app, Revapp, to get quick and easy mobile access to myaccount and Revenue’s new Receipts Tracker service. Receipts Tracker helps you keep track of your health and other expenses. Receipts Tracker is also available on desktop devices by signing into myaccount.
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.