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The IRS clarifies what counts as qualified medical expenses

If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may wonder: What medical expenses can I include? The IRS recently issued some frequently asked questions addressing when certain costs are qualified medical expenses for federal income tax purposes. For example, the costs of over-the-counter (non-prescription) drugs generally don’t count as qualified medical expenses. However, the […]

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Are you eligible for a medical expense tax deduction?

You may pay out a bundle in out-of-pocket medical costs. But can you deduct them on your tax return? It’s possible but not easy. Medical expenses can be deducted only to the extent unreimbursed costs exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. Plus, medical expenses are deductible only if you itemize, which means that your […]

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Can You Qualify for a Medical Expense Tax Deduction?

Medical services and prescriptions are expensive. You may be able to deduct some expenses on your tax return but the rules make it difficult for many people to qualify. You may be able to time certain medical expenses to your tax advantage. For 2020, the medical expense deduction can only be claimed to the extent […]

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