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Are medical expenses deductible for the year which they happened or for when they are paid. For example a procedure occurred in 2017, but was paid in 2018. Deduct 2017?

 
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JohnW15
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Are medical expenses deductible for the year which they happened or for when they are paid. For example a procedure occurred in 2017, but was paid in 2018. Deduct 2017?

Medical expenses are deductible in the year they're actually paid.  But if you charged the entire bill to your credit card which you're still paying off, you can claim the full cost.

For more information, please see TurboTax FAQ "Am I allowed to deduct medical expenses I haven't paid for yet?," below.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4774898

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