Celiac Disease

Can you take a tax break for going gluten-free?

If you're among the one in five Americans making a lifestyle choice to avoid gluten -- a protein found in wheat, rye and barley -- or the one in 100 Americans diagnosed with celiac disease, which prohibits gluten intake, you've likely seen your food costs go up.

Restaurants often charge more for gluten-free pizza crust or pasta, for example. And at the grocery store, we found a Freschetta five-cheese medley pizza for $6.99, compared with the gluten-free version at $11.99. Likewise, a box of regular Betty Crocker yellow cake mix costs $2.29, while the gluten-free version is $4.99.

Did you know you might be eligible for a tax break to help offset some of those costs?