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inveni0
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What is this seemingly unexplained amount in my Medical Expenses section?

I have deleted my medical expenses form, but still see a large balance listed there. How can I find out where this is coming from?
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What is this seemingly unexplained amount in my Medical Expenses section?

We cannot see your tax return so we can only make guesses.   One guess---did you pay for Medicare from Social Security benefits that you received?   If so, when you entered your SSA1099 and entered the amounts paid for Medicare the amounts automatically flowed over to medical expenses.

**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.**
inveni0
New Member

What is this seemingly unexplained amount in my Medical Expenses section?

I paid for CHIP for my children out-of-pocket, along with Obamacare for my joint-filer and myself. The 1095-A expenses show up in the proper place. I don't remember entering anything regarding CHIP/Medicaid that may explain this. Is there a section for CHIP/Medicaid payments?

JoannaB2
Expert Alumni

What is this seemingly unexplained amount in my Medical Expenses section?

It depends.  Some of the deductions are automatically transferred over to Schedule A as itemize deduction which includes premium paid to Health Insurance Marketplace from form 1095-A, state and local income taxes from form W2, and Medicare B,C, & D premium payments from form 1099-SSA (retired taxpayers only).  Eligible taxpayers use Schedule A  to figure itemized deductions.  In most cases, federal income tax will be less if you take the larger of your itemized deduction

 

inveni0
New Member

What is this seemingly unexplained amount in my Medical Expenses section?

My understanding of what you've said is that it doesn't really matter if there is an erroneous amount here, because it is an itemized deduction, and does not matter if I'm taking the standard deduction. It would only matter if I wanted to itemize. Is that correct?

npierson7
Level 1

What is this seemingly unexplained amount in my Medical Expenses section?

Yes, that's correct. If you won't Itemize your deductions, the IRS won't receive the data. 

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