CHAPTER 17Medical and Dental Expense Deductions

If you have unreimbursed medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (17.1), you may be able to deduct some of your expenses, assuming that you are able to claim itemized deductions that exceed your standard deduction (13.1).

A different rule applies if you are self employed and paid health insurance premiums. As a self‐employed person, you do not have to itemize deductions to claim your premiums; you can claim 100% of the premiums as an above‐the‐line deduction directly from gross income (12.2).

Carefully review the list of deductible expenses in this chapter so that you do not overlook any deductible expenses. Include payments of doctors' fees, healthcare ...

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