Thursday, August 23, 2007
Continuing TaxProf Blog coverage of Tax Court Trial to Decide Deductibility of Sex-Change Operation: from the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) press release:
The potentially precedent-setting case O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue resumes on Thursday, August 23, 2007 in Boston. The trial started on July 24 and recessed July 27. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has argued in U.S. Tax Court that Rhiannon O’Donnabhain’s sex reassignment surgery was clearly medical care, and therefore deductible. The IRS denied O’Donnabhain’s deduction, deeming her care “cosmetic.” On Thursday, the IRS will present an expert witness and both sides will make closing arguments.
For more details about the case, including a biography of the taxpayer, Rhiannon O'Donnabhain, see here.