Re: Can I claim elderly credit as I am deaf since ...
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Deductions & credits

@hammontreeirene This is an old thread.  Although we are sorry you have a serious medical condition, there is not a deduction on your federal tax return for having a medical problem.  Not sure what deductions or credits might be on your state return---we do not know what state you are in.    If you have enough out of pocket medical expenses to claim itemized medical expenses and other itemized deductions, you can enter your medical expenses that you paid in 2019 under Medical Expenses.



The medical expense deduction has to meet a rather large threshold before it can affect your return. The amount of medical (including dental, vision, etc.)  expenses that will count toward itemization is the amount that is OVER 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. You should only enter the amount that you paid in 2019—do not include any amounts that were covered by insurance or that are still outstanding. Of course, your medical expenses plus your other itemized deductions still have to exceed your standard deduction before you will see a difference in your tax due or refund.

To enter your medical expenses go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Medical>Medical Expense

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