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davidsstubbs
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How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

Just purchased hearing aids, saw there was a "Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit." How do i get that?

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DoninGA
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

There is not a Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit available on a 2016 tax return.

You may be referring to propsal introduced in the Congress during 2017 which has not been enacted as of this date.

See https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/48

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DoninGA
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

There is not a Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit available on a 2016 tax return.

You may be referring to propsal introduced in the Congress during 2017 which has not been enacted as of this date.

See https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/48

macuser_22
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

Is this a state credit perhaps?
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
SweetieJean
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

I checked, and don't see one.
SweetieJean
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

A similar Federal bill was considered back in 2014, but never passed.
SweetieJean
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

@davidsstubbs 2
"Just purchased"  IF such a bill becomes law in 2017, you would claim it on your 2017 return that you file in early 2018.
macuser_22
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

Sorry but no.  The proposed law (if it passes and passes as written) says:

c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

So it will not be retroactive to the 2017 tax year.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
davidsstubbs
New Member

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

Thanks to all responders. I saw the 2014 bill (I guess), but didn't notice it wasn't passed. And the chances that this Congress will pass it seem low.
SweetieJean
Level 15

How do I get the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax credit?

But you can still claim them as a Medical itemized deduction.

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