The medical tax deduction is one of the many tax breaks offered by the federal government to taxpayers. If your finances are suffering from costly medical care expenses, this tax incentive will help minimize your income tax payments.
Qualified Medical Expenses
The IRS has a huge lists of medical expenses that are eligible for the medical tax deduction. These include:
Professional fees - Payments made for different types of medical professionals such as anesthesiologists, dentists, surgeons, neurologists, oncologists, psychiatrists, and emergency medical doctors
Laboratory fees - Payments made to medical procedures that determine patient's medical condition and diseases like blood test, urinalysis, x-rays, ACT test, blood culture, stool test, and complete blood count test.
Medical treatment fees - Payments made to a medical process to cure the illness. This includes treatments for cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, as well as complementary and alternative therapies like acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, and food therapy.
Outpatient and in-patient fees
Hospital and nursing service fees
Prescribed medicine expenses
Costs of special items used for medical purposes like wheel chairs, false teeth, blood pressure kits, diabetic care products, and eye glasses.
Charges on meals, and lodging at the hospital
Transportation expenses which include fares on public transportation such as trains, taxis, airplanes, and buses.