Ask the taxgirl: Birth Control Costs

Taxpayer asks: I have a weird question. My insurance doesn’t cover the cost of my birth control pills. Can I deduct them on my taxes? What about other forms of birth control, like condoms? Thanks, Taxgirl says: Wow, I didn’t realize that there were any insurance companies left that didn’t offer coverage for birth control pills. But that said, yes, you can absolutely deduct the cost of birth control pills as a medical expense. Keep in mind that to actually take advantage of the deduction, you need to itemize your deductions – if you file with the standard deduction, the …