IRS Tax Credit for Smoking Cessation & Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Programs
- You may receive a 100% I.R.S. tax credit for your Weight Loss or Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy Program and other medical issues, once hypnotherapy was prescribed by a physician.
- Tax laws were passed in 2003, allowing a 100% tax credit of your out-of-pocket expense for tobacco cessation and weight loss programs.
- Any therapeutic hypnosis or hypnotherapy sessions dealing with medical issues may be deductible.
- To find out more about claiming your tax credits, deductibles, and the proper form to complete, contact your CPA or a tax professional.
Source: DoT/IRS Medical & Dental Expenses (Pages 13 & 14)
FL Statutes -485.004: When the practice of hypnosis is prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes unless such person is a practitioner of one of the healing arts, as herein defined, or acts under the supervision, direction, or prescription, and responsibility of such a person.
Protecting the Practice of Hypnotherapy in Florida – Collier County
The Florida Hypnosis Statutes require that qualified Hypnotherapists who intend to practice “therapeutic hypnosis” are required to have the prescription, referral, supervision, or direction from the appropriate licensed practitioner of the healing arts. This does not mean that said practitioner must be a physician and that this physician must sign a sworn affidavit saying that he or she will supervise the Hypnotherapist. The new change acknowledges that a Hypnotherapist who is qualified to practice therapeutic hypnosis will sign an affidavit that reads:
“Certify that applicant, requesting a business tax receipt to practice Hypnosis, has knowledge of and will fully comply with applicable law.
The undersigned, _________________________ (Applicant), hereby requests a business tax receipt for the practice
of hypnosis: _________________________ and certified that:
1.Applicant has read and understands Chapter 485, Florida Statutes, also known as the “Hypnosis Law”.
2. Applicant intends to engage in the practice of therapeutic hypnosis.
3.Applicant will not engage in the practice of Hypnosis for therapeutic purposes unless, under the direction, supervision or prescription of practitioners of the healing arts and is trained and qualified in therapeutic Hypnosis “qualified person” (as defined in Chapter 485, Florida Statutes).
4.Applicant will, under penalty of law, abide by Chapter 485, Florida Statutes.
Date__________ Signature of Applicant_______________________”
We here at Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples and Naples Hypnotherapy Academy are working hard to protect the free practice of hypnotherapy in Collier County. This resolution through Peter’s hard work will undoubtedly resonate throughout Florida’s cities and counties. It may also affect the practice of Hypnotherapy throughout the state and the country. We’d also like to thank Collier County Tax Collector’s Office for allowing practitioners of our occupation to practice Hypnotherapy to the full extent of their training and credentials.