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Problem with entering supporting detail for medical deductions

 
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Problem with entering supporting detail for medical deductions

Can you elaborate?  You don't have to enter each item.  You can enter the total on any line.  Only the total goes to schedule A.

 

Do you have enough to Itemize?  

You can only deduct the amount of unreimbursed Medical Expenses you actually paid over 10% of your AGI.  And then all your itemized deductions have to be more than the standard deduction to get any benefit (so you would only be getting the benefit of the amount that puts you over the standard deduction).  And since the Standard Deduction is increased more people will not need to Itemize.

 

For 2019 the Standard Deduction is

Single 12,200 + 1,650 for 65 and over or blind

HOH 18,350 + 1,650for 65 and over or blind

Joint 24,400+ 1,300 for each 65 and over or blind

Married filing Separate 12,200 + 1,300 for 65 and over or blind