Can I deduct mileage to and from physical therapy sessions and Dr appointments due to a work related injury that was covered by Workers Comp?

I was not off work but required physical therapy to alleviate pain. No workers comp income was received but I think I should be able to deduct the mileage to and from therapy as a business expense since it was required by the employer to get better.


Yes, you can deduct mileage to and from doctors appointment and physical therapy as a medical expense.

Please keep in mind the following about deducting your medical expenses:

  • You don't get the benefit if you are taking the standard deduction.
  • If you itemize deductions, you will only be able to take total medical expenses that are greater than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income

To enter your medical expenses, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on Taxes > Deductions & Credits 
  2. In the Medical section, click on the Start/Revisit box next to Medical Expenses[See Screenshot #1 below.]
  3. If you haven't yet entered any medical expenses, TurboTax will ask you if your total medical expenses exceed a certain number.  [That's the 7.5% AGI mentioned above.]     [Screenshot #2] 
  4. If you think your total medical expenses will exceed that number, click the blue Yes box and continue through the interview, entering the requested information on your medical expenses.

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