In my research about the expense of gluten-free grocery items, I stumbled across this paragraph, Apply for a tax deduction. Since I cannot say it better than expressed in this book, I will recite it to you verbatim.
“Find out if you can write off certain expenses associated with your diet. You may be able to deduct the excess cost of gluten-free foods if you have to follow a gluten-free diet for medical reasons. If you qualify for a tax deduction, you’ll need to submit an official written diagnosis from your doctor with your tax records. You’ll also have to submit receipts for all of your gluten-free groceries along with a record of the deductible difference between gluten-free groceries that you purchased and the regular versions. This can be extremely time-consuming, but for some people it’s worth the effort.”
That paragraph is worth reading twice if you have an interest in pursuing this possible tax deduction. This excerpt is from the book (I borrowed from my library) – Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free, Essential Guide to Managing Celiac Disease and Related Conditions. Joseph A Murray, M.D. 2014. p. 212