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WHERE DO I DEDUCT doctor payments

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WHERE DO I DEDUCT doctor payments

Do you need to deduct medical expenses?
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WHERE DO I DEDUCT doctor payments

Doctor payments are a medical expense and are deducted on Schedule A.  Medical expenses that you paid with out of pocket funds are an eligible medical expense that you can deduct using Schedule A for itemized deductions.  However, only your total medical expenses that are greater than 10% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) can be deducted if you are under age 65.  If you are age 65 or older the AGI limit is 7.5%.  Your total itemized deductions must be greater than your standard deduction for your filing status to have any tax benefit.

Standard deductions for 2016 

  • Single - $6,300 add $1,550 if age 65 or older                                                     
  • Married Filing Separately - $6,300 add $1,250 if age 65 or older                                           
  • Married Filing Jointly - $12,600 add $1,250 for each spouse age 65 or older
  • Head of Household - $9,300 add $1,550 if age 65 or older  

To enter your medical expenses in TurboTax, Sign in to your account.  Click on 'Take Me to My Return'

  • Click on Federal Taxes 
  • Click on Deductions and Credits
  • Click on I'll choose what I work on
  • Scroll down to Medical (You may need to select ''Show All Tax Breaks'')
  • On Medical Expenses, click the start or update button
  • Enter doctor payments under 'Professional Fees Paid'
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