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jkbelk
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Medical expenses

Do I have to have all my bills to prove expenses in order to claim it?
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ThomasM
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Medical expenses

Should the IRS ask for supporting documentation, you would need something to prove amounts actually paid.  You wouldn't necessarily need an individual receipt for every service, though.

An account statement showing payment for all services during the year from a particular provider is acceptable, as are printouts from your local pharmacy for prescription amounts paid throughout the year.  Also, an insurance statement coupled with a credit card statement showing who you paid and how much.

So it doesn't have to be the actual bill, just something that shows proof of the amounts claimed. 

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ThomasM
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Medical expenses

Should the IRS ask for supporting documentation, you would need something to prove amounts actually paid.  You wouldn't necessarily need an individual receipt for every service, though.

An account statement showing payment for all services during the year from a particular provider is acceptable, as are printouts from your local pharmacy for prescription amounts paid throughout the year.  Also, an insurance statement coupled with a credit card statement showing who you paid and how much.

So it doesn't have to be the actual bill, just something that shows proof of the amounts claimed. 

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