Open TurboTax

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Level 2

IV Hydration Expenses

Is the cost of IV Hydration fluids, IV flushes, anticoagulants and IV port bandages given at home deducted under prescription meds or under medical supplies?  

1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
Level 15

IV Hydration Expenses

It doesn't matter ... the categories are for your use only ... the IRS only gets the total on the Sch A. 

View solution in original post

3 Replies
Level 15

IV Hydration Expenses

It doesn't matter ... the categories are for your use only ... the IRS only gets the total on the Sch A. 

Level 2

IV Hydration Expenses

Thank you for your prompt reply.  I can now rework my spreadsheet I use to track these expenses into something a little less complicated!  ;o)

Level 15

IV Hydration Expenses

When you enter medical expenses in TurboTax, it asks you a whole lot of questions to help you include everything that can be entered.  Really what matters in the end is the total of all of it; that is what will go on your tax form, so don't get too frazzled trying to make sure everything is in the "right" category as long as you enter it all, and do not enter anything twice. 



If you receive Social Security benefits, your Medicare is deducted from your SS.   When you enter the SSA1099 for your Social Security, the amount paid for Medicare flows automatically to the medical expense section of the software, so do not enter it again.




The medical expense deduction has to meet a rather large threshold before it can affect your return. The amount of medical (including dental, vision, etc.)  expenses that will count toward itemization is the amount that is OVER 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. You should only enter the amount that you paid in 2021—do not include any amounts that were covered by insurance or that are still outstanding.  Of course, your medical expenses plus your other itemized deductions still have to exceed your standard deduction before you will see a difference in your tax due or refund.

To enter your medical expenses go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Medical>Medical Expenses





SINGLE $12,550  (65 or older + $1700)


MARRIED FILING SEPARATELY $12,550  (65 or older + $1350)


MARRIED FILING JOINTLY $25,100  (65 or older + $1350 per spouse)


HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD  $18,800  (65 or older +$1700)


Legally Blind + $1350


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

About Community

Learn about taxes, budgeting, saving, borrowing, reducing debt, investing, and planning for retirement.



Manage cookies