U.S. Tax Court registers pro-trans decision

EBAR.com – by Chuck Colbert

A ruling last week by the U.S. Tax Court held that a Massachusetts woman should be permitted to deduct the medical costs associated with her transition for the purposes of filing federal income tax returns – a ruling that could have significant implications for transgender people.

Rhiannon O’Donnabhain, 65, sued the Internal Revenue Service when the federal tax agency denied a deduction of $5,000 for approximately $25,000 in medical expenses, including hormone therapy, sex reassignment surgery, and breast augmentation.