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Is it required to list lab, x-ray and physician co-pays separate or can they be included under medical and dental expenses?

 
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IreneS
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Is it required to list lab, x-ray and physician co-pays separate or can they be included under medical and dental expenses?

You can include a total for the co-pays as medical expenses.

Please keep in mind the following about deducting your prescription costs  (and other medical expenses):

  • You don't get the benefit if you are taking the standard deduction.
  • If you itemize deductions, you will only be able to take total medical expenses that are greater than:
    • 10% of your adjusted gross income if you are under age 65; or
    • 7.5% of your adjusted gross income if you are age 65 or over (born before January 2, 1951).


To enter medical expenses in TurboTax, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on Federal Taxes > Deductions & Credits  [In TT Self-Employed:  Personal > Deductions & Credits > I'll choose what I work on].
  2. In the Medical section, click on the Start/Revisit box next to Medical Expenses.  [See Screenshot #1 below.]
  3. TurboTax will then ask you if your total medical expenses exceed a certain number.  [That's the 10% AGI or 7.5% AGI mentioned above.]
  4. If you think your total medical expenses will exceed that number, continue through the interview, entering the requested information on your medical expenses.


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