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Are monthly medical payments deductible?

I am paying off medical bills monthly are they deductible?
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Level 15

Are monthly medical payments deductible?

assuming what you're paying off are qualified medical expenses the payments are deductible in the year paid on schedule A.  they'll only benefit you if, after the reduction by 7.5 % of adjusted gross income, the remainder + your other itemized deductions exceed your standard deduction.


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Level 15

Are monthly medical payments deductible?

Medical expenses are eligible to be claimed as itemized deductions when you pay the provider.  If you paid the provider all at once from a loan, that's when you deduct the expense, not when you pay off the loan.  But if you are paying the provider over time, you can deduct what you pay as you pay it.


You can't deduct amounts reimbursed by insurance or other tax-free sources like an FSA or HSA.  And you can deduct expenses you paid for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents.  

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
Level 15

Are monthly medical payments deductible?

But only the amount of the bill paid, not any interest on it.

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