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bayern80
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Is a breast prostheses included as a medical expense?

 
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xmasbaby0
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Is a breast prostheses included as a medical expense?

Yes. breast reconstruction would be a medical expense.

 

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 2019—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

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/health-care/medical-expenses-checklist/L6MkxxlyW

 

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AmyC
Employee Tax Expert

Is a breast prostheses included as a medical expense?

Yes. You may find more deductions here Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.

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