Standard Sessions Costs
Free Session Audio Recordings
For all sessions I can record a CD, or tape. This is provided only with your specific permission at no cost to you.
All Sessions Are Kept Strictly Confidential
Everything disclosed by you to me remains strictly confidential and is not disclosed to anyone without your specific written permission. See Code of Ethics
Smoking Cessation Session
Smoking Cessation is a single session lasting two and half hours, and it comes with a guarantee that you can come back to me for one year, free of charge, as many times as necessary, if you go back on the habit.
33% Off Discount for Couples Smoking Cessation Sessions
Be assured that I will use techniques that I deem
Additional Out of Consultation Room Techniques Included
Upon request I can teach you techniques for use by yourself outside my consulting rooms, including self-hypnosis, which will be beneficial in assisting you reaching the goals that we set at the first session.
Clients can pay by check, cash, Mastercard, VISA, American Express and Discover card.
(copyright, G. Knight, 2010)
Tax laws passed for 2003 onwards mean you can claim a tax deduction for 100% for money paid for smoking programs. You can also claim 100% for weight loss programs if you were advised by a physician to lose weight. Oregon smokers wanting to quit can now get financial help from their health insurance companies.
Smoking cessation treatment options can include 1) prescriptions, 2) over-the-counter medication and 3) counseling. Any qualified costs you incur that are not reimbursed by your insurance company, may be deductible as a medical deduction on Schedule A of your Federal Income Tax return.
You can deduct under medical expenses in your tax return amounts you pay for a program to stop smoking. However, you cannot include in medical expenses amounts you pay for drugs that do not require a prescription, such as nicotine gum or patches that are designed to help you stop smoking.
Weight Loss as a Medical Deduction for Income Tax
Costs to pursue a weight loss program may be deductible on your Federal Income Tax return as a medical deduction on Schedule A – Itemized Deductions. IRS looks at certain medical procedures not as medical necessities but rather “vanity” procedures and therefore are not deductible as a medical expense.
To qualify as a medical deduction, it must be diagnosed by a licensed physician as a treatment for a specific disease. Obesity, hypertension and heart disease would be examples of such medical reasons. Even if you have a medical diagnosis, not all costs are considered a medical deduction.
Deductible costs would include:
1 – Fees for membership in a weight reduction group for attendance at periodic meetings BUT not membership dues for a gym, health club or spa. Any separate fees charged by those latter establishments for weight loss activities would be deductible.
2 – Food which meets certain criteria can be used as a medical expense but not the cost of ordinary diet food or beverages. Deductible special food costs must meet all of the following three guidelines to qualify:
As for any deduction taken on a Federal income tax return, you must keep the documentation for those items for 3 years AFTER the date you FILE your tax return.
(This advice was obtained from a professional tax expert, and is current as of May 2010 - copyright, G. Knight, 2010)
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