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J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2018 by Barbara Weltman

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CHAPTER 2Medical Expenses

Rising premiums and government mandates are headline news. Certain medical-related tax rules were uncertain when this book was prepared, so check the Supplement for any updates. As things stand now, the tax law provides you with some relief for the high cost of coverage by allowing you to treat your medical expenses in special tax-advantaged ways, as explained in this chapter. These tax benefits apply whether coverage is paid for you by your employer or you pay health costs yourself.

To learn more about medical and dental expenses, see IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, IRS Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans, IRS ...

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