You can deduct your medical expenses, your spouse’s expenses (provided you’re filing jointly), or your dependent. You have to itemize your deductions and the expenses must be more the 7.5% of your AGI. Find out what expenses qualify.
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Medical expenses cost a bundle, even with the help of health insurance, and they rise astronomically year after year. Luckily, medical insurance premiums, co-pays and uncovered medical expenses are deductible as itemized deductions on your tax return, and that can help defray the costs. But before you breathe a sigh of relief, read on.
Every tax season, we see countless articles about tax deductions we’re all aware of. Office supplies, work-related travel, child rearing – the list goes on and on, and unless you just became a taxpayer, it’s probably old news. Instead of rehashing the obvious, today we’ll look into some weirder and less talked about deductions you might qualify for this year.