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Category: Deductions

Whose medical expenses can I deduct on my return?

You can include in your deduction for Medical and Dental Expenses any qualifying medical and dental bills you paid for:

* Yourself and your spouse.

* All dependents you claim on your return.

* Your child that you do not claim as a dependent because of the rules for children of divorced or separated parents.

* Any person you could have claimed as a dependent on your return, except that person received $4,000 or more of gross income or filed a joint return.

* Any person you could have claimed as a dependent except that you, or your spouse if filing jointly, can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s current tax year return.


For more detailed information please visit the following link to IRS Publication 502, "Medical and Dental Expenses":


If you did pay any qualifying medical expenses during the tax year, you can enter these under: 

1. Federal Section

2. Deductions

3. Enter Myself

4. Itemized Deductions

5. Medical and Dental Expenses