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Mass. woman sues IRS over sex-change tax deduction

From the Boston Globe:
By Denise Lavoie, Associated Press Writer | July 16, 2007

BOSTON --After a tormented existence as a father, a husband, a Coast Guardsman and a construction worker, a 57-year-old suburban Boston man underwent a sex-change operation. Then she wrote off the $25,000 in medical expenses on her taxes.

But the IRS disallowed the deduction -- ruling the procedure was cosmetic, not a medical necessity -- in a potentially precedent-setting dispute now before the U.S. Tax Court.

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