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cchpowell1115
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Are payments towards hearing aids and braces eligible to be used under medical expenses?

 
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ToddL99
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Are payments towards hearing aids and braces eligible to be used under medical expenses?

Yes, the costs of hearing aids and braces are eligible for the medical expense deduction. There are, however, limitations to this deduction.

 

To deduct unreimbursed, out-of-pocket medical, dental, and vision costs on your federal return:

  • You must take the itemized deduction;
  • The expenses for you, your jointly-filing spouse, and your dependent(s) must exceed 7.5% of your AGI (adjusted gross income); and
  • Only the portion above and beyond 7.5% of your AGI is deductible.

 

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ToddL99
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Are payments towards hearing aids and braces eligible to be used under medical expenses?

Yes, the costs of hearing aids and braces are eligible for the medical expense deduction. There are, however, limitations to this deduction.

 

To deduct unreimbursed, out-of-pocket medical, dental, and vision costs on your federal return:

  • You must take the itemized deduction;
  • The expenses for you, your jointly-filing spouse, and your dependent(s) must exceed 7.5% of your AGI (adjusted gross income); and
  • Only the portion above and beyond 7.5% of your AGI is deductible.

 

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