Dropping Walgreen’s thanks to tax audit

As a result of a recently completed federal income tax audit, I stopped getting prescriptions from Walgreen’s. All my other health care providers, physicians and pharmacies, when asked, sent me a full list of everything I spent on deductible purchases in 2013. Walgreen’s made me ask in writing twice, and then sent me an incomplete list as if it were complete. They never furnished a full list (leaving me to rely on receipts that included items their list omitted).

So I’m doing business with another pharmacy.

At least I learned that miles driving to pick up prescriptions are deductible (at a low rate, but still). I’ll need that deduction as I drive past Walgreen’s to my new pharmacy.

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Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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