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Can I claim my insurance premiums (medical & dental for self & spouse - retiree benefit, and medicare) as medical expenses (I also earn 1099 income as a consultant) ?

Retiree medical/dental for me, secondary to Medicare, and for spouse, primary.

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Can I claim my insurance premiums (medical & dental for self & spouse - retiree benefit, and medicare) as medical expenses (I also earn 1099 income as a consultant) ?

If you are receiving Social Security benefits, the Medicare premiums that have been deducted from your Social Security are already on your SSA1099. When you enter the SSA1099, those amounts flow to the medical expense section. Do not enter those a second time.

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Can I claim my insurance premiums (medical & dental for self & spouse - retiree benefit, and medicare) as medical expenses (I also earn 1099 income as a consultant) ?

If you are receiving Social Security benefits, the Medicare premiums that have been deducted from your Social Security are already on your SSA1099. When you enter the SSA1099, those amounts flow to the medical expense section. Do not enter those a second time.

**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.**

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Can I claim my insurance premiums (medical & dental for self & spouse - retiree benefit, and medicare) as medical expenses (I also earn 1099 income as a consultant) ?

Yes, you can deduct the medical insurance premiums for yourself and your wife as a business expense if you have income as a consultant/independent contractor,  You will enter them in the Business expense section of TurboTax.

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