Tax Incentives for Gender-confused Self-Mutilation?

Fox News reports the following:

Deductive Reasoning

 

A 63-year-old Boston resident is suing the IRS because it is refusing to allow a $25,000 deduction — for a sex-change operation.

 

Rhiannon O’Donnabhain was a married father of three — when he underwent the operation at age 57. The IRS rejected the write-off — saying the tax code does not allow deductions for cosmetic surgery unless it is medically necessary. O’Donnabhain says the surgery follows a medical diagnosis of gender identity disorder, and advocates say it should be treated like other medical procedures. They say the IRS ruling is motivated by politics and prejudice.

 

O’Donnabhain’s case could set a precedent for the up to 2,000 people a year who undergo sex-change surgery in the U.S.

 

—FOX News Channel’s Martin Hill contributed to this report.

This article was posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 at 11:19 pm and is filed under 04 - Gender Confusion (Transgender), FOX News, Gender 'Fluidity' (Confusion), Government Promotion, Mental Health, News. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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