IF are you using desktop software, and you see pre-entered text with a "$0" (not just a "$")…..then there is a software bug there with a workaround......so reply back if that is the case and well get you thru it..
Desktop...yes, a kind-of bug....and it will show up in other areas under certain conditions.
Whenever you see that "$0" (an actual zero, and not just a simple "$" )......then a "Supporting Details" sheet is attached to that entry field, usually transferred in from last year, but after the actual $$ entries from 2017 were stripped out.
Problem is that TTX reprogrammed that page such that the "Supporting Details page doesn't pop up like it used to...so three ways to work around it until they get it fixed (been reported).
Here's what I think is happening...and how to fix it.
1) In 2017 you added "Supporting Details" to each of those fields...probably to describe when & how paid.
2) The Supporting Details sheets (empty) transferred into your 2018 file.
3) The Supporting Details are supposed to pop up as soon as you attempt to enter a value during the Interview...but it doesn't. (Software Bug)
4) Workarounds (new) :
4a) double-click in the field and the Supporting details sheet pops up and you can either delete it (hit the big red "X"), and now make an entry...or you can use the SuppDetails worksheet to enter your $$....OR...
4b) Put your cursor in the box, and then go to the top menu on the screen and click on <Edit....then <<Add Supporting Details from the drop-down menu. IF the SuppDet box shows up you can either add your entry in there...or hit the Red "X" to delete the whole SupDet worksheet and then make your normal entry.....or...
4c) Put your cursor on the box....switch to Forms Mode...., and enter the payment directly in the worksheet. You can also delete the Supporting Details sheet entirely (look for the REMOVE "X" when it pops up)..once that is done, you can make entries using the interview again..
(been reported too, but might take weeks to fix)
and the are other places ..like Property Taxes and Federal Quarterly Tax payments...where the same "$0" issue may pop up
You must be using the Deluxe version of either TurboTax Online or CD/Download
Go to Deductions & Credits
Scroll to Medical Expenses
Medical expenses must exceed 7.5% of your AGI before the deduction impacts your taxes.
For more information on qualifying medical expenses, follow these links:https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf
Intuit on Medical Expenses
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