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Paid Cobra out of pocket

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Paid Cobra out of pocket

Yes, if you paid for Cobra premiums with after-tax dollars, then you can deduct on Schedule A if you itemize your deductions.

The total medical expenses will need to exceed 10% (7.5% for those born before 1/2/52) of your AGI to receive a benefit. You can always enter your medical expenses and TurboTax will determine if you meet the thresholds. 

To enter in your return:

  • In your open return, select My Account
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  • Type 'medical expenses, sch a' in the box, then select GO

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