We moved from Missouri to Arizona two years ago. Our kids still live in Missouri. In 2017 my wife used our family dentist for checkups as we had not yet found one in Arizona. Our "home base" in Missouri is now 120 miles from her dentist. She had two dental visits in 2017. Are we allowed to claim mileage for those visits on our 2017 itemized medical deductions? I am aware of the percentage of medical to AGA limitations. I just want to know if these miles are tax-deductible.
Yes, mileage is deductible for medical or dental treatment at the lower medical mileage rate of $.17 for 2017 and as part of your medical deductions in the program. You will specifically be asked for mileage for medical treatment and the entry would be the same for dental or other types of medical treatment. The program will automatically use the correct rate.
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