I'm about to purchase a treadmill from a large speciality fitness store. I've been told by at least two people at different fitness stores that I can get my sales tax refunded to me if I:
- get a prescription from my doctor with his letterhead AND
- prescribing a specific piece of exercise equipment (in my case, a treadmill, but apparently it could be anything..) AND
- the condition that it's treating (they did not state it had to be a clinical diagnosis, but I don't know - I said, "So it could say something like 'condition treated: sore knees' and that would be ok?" Apparently so.)
I've been googling this, but I haven't found anything regarding exercise equipment being tax exempt to individuals with a physician's prescription. Can someone please verify this for me before I go and grovel at my doctor's office and embarass myself?
This would save me about $200 in sales tax. I'd like to know the specifics before I try to get a prescription. Sure, I can run on a treadmill longer than concrete before my knees get sore, but I'm a healthy 28 year old - it's not like I need it for physical therapy or something.
I'd really appreciate your opinions - Thanks!!!