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Eyeglasses are tax deductible in Italy. The deduction for medical expenses in the model 730 of 2016.
Not everyone knows that the expenses incurred for the purchase of eyeglasses are partially deductible from income tax. In short, the state gives us a hand.
The Framework And the 730/2016 model can be used to report the types of costs, incurred in 2015, for which they are allowed tax deductions or deductions from income.
These include, among health expenses incurred in the year of tax by the taxpayer for their own account or for the spouse or a dependent.
The income tax deduction, it is solely for certain healthcare expenses expressly recognized by law, and is equal to 19% of expenditure, once the deductible of € 129.11.
In other words, up to a cost of € 129.11 there is no deduction. In addition to this figure, it may deduct 19% of the amount spent.
For the purposes of the deduction, the medical / health expenses come indicated by the taxpayer that has the 730 in lines between E1 and E5.
The purchase of eyeglasses is a deductible expense.
What documents must be attached to the tax return?
Precisely as regards the purchase of eyeglasses, in a circular dated 12 May 2000 (Circular No 95 / E) was supported by the ministry responsible that expenditure must be documented by the receipt (or invoice) issued by the optician .
A further circular of 14 June 2001 (No 55 / E) also states that you must also attach a statement optometrist (or ophthalmologist) confirming the need to purchase eyeglasses in relation to the pathology of the taxpayer or of his dependent family.