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Can I use my kids medical expenses as tax deductions?

 
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ToddL99
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Can I use my kids medical expenses as tax deductions?

Yes, if your children are included as dependents on your tax return then you can claim their medical expenses as a tax deduction (subject to the limitations of deducting medical expenses).

 

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.

 

For additional information, see Can I deduct medical, dental, and vision expenses? and  What kinds of medical expenses are deductible?

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Can I use my kids medical expenses as tax deductions?

If you are itemizing deductions you can include the out of pocket medical expenses for your dependent children.

 

 

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.**
ToddL99
Expert Alumni

Can I use my kids medical expenses as tax deductions?

Yes, if your children are included as dependents on your tax return then you can claim their medical expenses as a tax deduction (subject to the limitations of deducting medical expenses).

 

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.

 

For additional information, see Can I deduct medical, dental, and vision expenses? and  What kinds of medical expenses are deductible?

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