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How do I record my dental benefits (Medicare Advantage) that were paid by me directly, not taken from my Social Security cheque?

 
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How do I record my dental benefits (Medicare Advantage) that were paid by me directly, not taken from my Social Security cheque?

The IRS allows you to deduct qualified medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for 2017.
To claim the medical expenses deduction, you must itemize your deductions. Itemizing requires that you not take the standard deduction, so you should only claim the medical expenses deduction if your itemized deductions are greater than your standard deduction (TurboTax will do this calculation for you).
If you elect to itemize, you must use IRS Form 1040 to file your taxes and attach Schedule A.

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How do I record my dental benefits (Medicare Advantage) that were paid by me directly, not taken from my Social Security cheque?

The IRS allows you to deduct qualified medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for 2017.
To claim the medical expenses deduction, you must itemize your deductions. Itemizing requires that you not take the standard deduction, so you should only claim the medical expenses deduction if your itemized deductions are greater than your standard deduction (TurboTax will do this calculation for you).
If you elect to itemize, you must use IRS Form 1040 to file your taxes and attach Schedule A.
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