The Internal Revenue Service said that tuition paid for two children who have been diagnosed as having disabilities caused by medical conditions including dyslexia to attend school now qualify as medical care expenses deductible under Section 213(a). The children take part in the school's program of special education, which is designed to enable them to deal with their medical handicaps and move on to study at a mainstream school. However, Ltr. Rul. 200521003 points out that overcoming the learning disabilities must be a principal reason for attending the school, and any ordinary education received must be incidental to the special education provided.
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