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tasia-71810
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Can I claim becoming pregnant in October 2016?

3 OB visits in 2016.
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I claim becoming pregnant in October 2016?

If you had out of pocket medical expenses in 2016 you can enter them; they are unlikely to affect your tax return.  You of course cannot claim the child until the child is born, so you will have to wait for 2017 to claim your baby.

The medical expense deduction has to meet a rather large threshold before it can affect your return. The amount of medical expenses that will count toward itemization for someone under 65 is the amount that is OVER 10% of your adjusted gross income; for someone 65 or older it would be the amount over 7.5% of your AGI.  

You should only enter the amount that you paid in 2016—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

**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.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I claim becoming pregnant in October 2016?

If you had out of pocket medical expenses in 2016 you can enter them; they are unlikely to affect your tax return.  You of course cannot claim the child until the child is born, so you will have to wait for 2017 to claim your baby.

The medical expense deduction has to meet a rather large threshold before it can affect your return. The amount of medical expenses that will count toward itemization for someone under 65 is the amount that is OVER 10% of your adjusted gross income; for someone 65 or older it would be the amount over 7.5% of your AGI.  

You should only enter the amount that you paid in 2016—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

**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.**
jerry2000
Alumni

Can I claim becoming pregnant in October 2016?

You can claim medical expenses, but there is no deduction or credit just for being pregnant.
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