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jwkatjes
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I pay an annual fee to a membership in a preventive health care program that my Primary Care Dr. is associated with (MDVIP) is that a deduction?

 
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JohnW15
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I pay an annual fee to a membership in a preventive health care program that my Primary Care Dr. is associated with (MDVIP) is that a deduction?

Generally such fees aren't deductible, even though they might help improve your general health.

Deductions for exercise, fitness programs or swimming classes aren't acceptable unless the doctor recommends them as a specific treatment for a specific health problem.

If this is the case, however, have a prescription or written note from your doctor and keep it with your tax records, just in case the IRS asks.


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JohnW15
Intuit Alumni

I pay an annual fee to a membership in a preventive health care program that my Primary Care Dr. is associated with (MDVIP) is that a deduction?

Generally such fees aren't deductible, even though they might help improve your general health.

Deductions for exercise, fitness programs or swimming classes aren't acceptable unless the doctor recommends them as a specific treatment for a specific health problem.

If this is the case, however, have a prescription or written note from your doctor and keep it with your tax records, just in case the IRS asks.


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