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Can I deduct medical co-pays for office visits, x-rays, and blood screenings?

 
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MargaretL
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Can I deduct medical co-pays for office visits, x-rays, and blood screenings?

Yes, you can deduct co-pays, xrays and screenings. The costs are your medical expenses:

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions and Credits
  3. Scroll down to Medical, select Medical Expenses - please follow the prompts

Can I deduct medical co-pays for office visits, x-rays, and blood screenings?

Those are all valid medical expenses, but they may not provide a tax benefit. Only the amount of such deductions that are more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (if you are under 65) or 7.5% (if you are 65 or older) are actually deductible.That is an itemized deduction. Itemized deductions provide no tax benefit until all of them added together are more than your standard deduction.
2016 Standard Deduction
Taxpayer under 65, not claimed as a dependent
$6,300 for Single
$12,600 for Married Filing Jointly, or Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child
$9,300 for Head of Household
$6,300 for Married Filing Separately
For over 65 or blind, add $1,250 for each instance or add
$1,550 each instance if single and not a surviving spouse.
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