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Medical expenses

Is the medical deduction based off of amount paid in the year or amount incurred in the year? I have medical expenses exceeding $25,000, that havent been paid, but are awaiting judgement in civil court.
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Medical expenses

It is based on the amount actually paid during the tax year, 2016, regardless of when the services were received or billed.

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Medical expenses

That's what I could not find, Thanks you.
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Is there a certain % of income that the expense has to exceed for the  state of Texas?

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Texas has no state income tax, report the medical expenses on your Federal return. Medical expenses in excess of 7.5% of your adjusted gross income will be deductible if you are itemizing your deduction. 

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