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It May Be Hard for Individuals To Claim Weight-Reduction Deduction Despite IRS Ruling
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Apr. 5, 2002
Excerpt: [T]he new rule speaks louder about what it won't cover -- dietetic foods like shakes and low-cal meal plans -- than what it permits.... The ruling does cover items such as initiation fees in weight loss programs. And it may even include health club memberships and time spent with personal trainers, provided these expenses top 7.5 percent of a person's adjusted gross income.... [The ruling's] real benefit may be for Americans whose employers offer flexible spending accounts.

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