The IRS just announced that personal protective equipment will be treated as medical expenses if they were purchased primarily for the purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Thus, masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes used to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus can be deducted as medical expenses as long as the taxpayer’s total medical expenses exceed 7.5% of adjusted gross income.  Alternatively, such amounts can be reimbursed by Health Savings Accounts, Health Flexible Spending Arrangements, and Archer Medical Savings Accounts.


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