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If I have MS, how can I qualify for impairment-related work expenses?

For the disabled person who is working part-time or full-time (either inside or outside the home), impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) are an often overlooked source for major tax breaks.

To qualify, you must have impairment that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, such as performing manual tasks, walking, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. These business deductions are 100 percent deductible, unlike medical expenses, which must exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI) before they can be deducted.

Also, unlike unreimbursed employee expenses, disability-related business expenses aren't capped at 2 percent of your AGI. If it comes out of your pocket and it is required in order for you to be an employable person, you can deduct it as a non-reimbursed employee expense.

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