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denisegranahan
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Hi, can I claim the amount my insurance company says that I paid to doctors even though I paid less then the explanation of benefits says?

Hi, can I claim the amount my insurance company says that I paid to doctors even though I paid less then the explanation of benefits says?
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Hi, can I claim the amount my insurance company says that I paid to doctors even though I paid less then the explanation of benefits says?

No.   You can only enter the amount you actually paid out of pocket in 2020.

 

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 2020—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 Expenses

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
DoninGA
Level 15

Hi, can I claim the amount my insurance company says that I paid to doctors even though I paid less then the explanation of benefits says?

NO.  You can only enter the amount you paid for with out of pocket medical expenses and not any amounts that were reimbursed to you.

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