WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you followed the law, then you’ve already filed your tax returns. But you may be wondering if you took advantage of every tax break.
For instance, clarinet lessons might be deductible, thanks to orthodontists who say playing the instrument can help with an overbite.
And don’t forget those medical expenses. Visits to a chiropractor or acupuncturist, or even a chiropractor who is an acupuncturist might be deductible as part of alternative treatments.
Supporters of abortion rights may already know that legal abortions are tax deductible, along with pregnancy tests, birth control pills, and vasectomies. That last one for guys, obviously.
Not only is it too late to file your taxes, it’s also too late to sign up for Obamacare .
But if you did, and if you could, you might have a hard time figuring out if your plan covers abortions.
Guttmacher Institute researchers looked at online coverage descriptions in 12 states that had market-place plans for abortion. They came up with only four states where finding coverage was clear.
The institute also found 24 states, nearly half, had policies that restricted abortions. Texas, though, was not among them.
But then again, state lawmakers made it hard to get an abortion in Texas, tax deductible or not.