Health Care

Take Advantage of Tax Deductions for CCRC Costs

Posted on: July 6th, 2010
You or someone you love may be ready for a retirement community living arrangement, which typically includes lifetime residential accommodations, meals, and some degree of medical services. These facilities can be quite expensive. The good news: Unexpected tax write-offs may help offset the cost....

Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day

Posted on: April 16th, 2010
2010 marks the 20th Anniversary of the enactment of the Patient Self-Determination Act, and April 16th, 2010 is the Third Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day....

Health Care Reform Will Bring Higher Taxes

Posted on: March 19th, 2010
The Health Care Reconciliation bill includes a new 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income, which includes IRA distributions, interest income (including tax exempt), dividends, capital gains, rental income and oil royalties. ...

Tax Court Rules Gender Reassignment Expenses Deductible

Posted on: February 3rd, 2010
On February 2, 2010, in Ododonnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the U.S. Tax Court held that a transgender woman’s expenses for hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery were medically necessary and therefore deductible for federal income tax purposes. ...

Want to be an organ donor?

Posted on: January 11th, 2010
Carolina Donor Service will answer all your questions about organ donation in North Carolina. Also, don’t forget that in a Health Care Power of Attorney you can give your agent the power to donate your organs....

More on Living Wills from the Wall Street Journal

Posted on: August 21st, 2009
Make Time to Create an Advance Medical Directive – I recently had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Bill Colby, the attorney who represented Nancy Cruzan’s family in the right-to-die case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...
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