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Free state tax prep online 21. Free state tax prep online   Medical and Dental Expenses Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Are Medical Expenses? What Expenses Can You Include This Year?Community property states. Free state tax prep online How Much of the Expenses Can You Deduct? Whose Medical Expenses Can You Include?Yourself Spouse Dependent Decedent What Medical Expenses Are Includible?Insurance Premiums Meals and Lodging Transportation Disabled Dependent Care Expenses How Do You Treat Reimbursements?Insurance Reimbursement Damages for Personal Injuries How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return?What Tax Form Do You Use? Impairment-Related Work Expenses Health Insurance Costs for Self-Employed Persons What's New Medical and dental expenses. Free state tax prep online  Beginning January 1, 2013, you can deduct only the part of your medical and dental expenses that exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) (7. 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Free state tax prep online Child of divorced or separated parents. Free state tax prep online   For purposes of the medical and dental expenses deduction, a child of divorced or separated parents can be treated as a dependent of both parents. Free state tax prep online Each parent can include the medical expenses he or she pays for the child, even if the other parent claims the child's dependency exemption, if: The child is in the custody of one or both parents for more than half the year, The child receives over half of his or her support during the year from his or her parents, and The child's parents: Are divorced or legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, Are separated under a written separation agreement, or Live apart at all times during the last 6 months of the year. Free state tax prep online This does not apply if the child's exemption is being claimed under a multiple support agreement (discussed later). Free state tax prep online Qualifying Relative A qualifying relative is a person: Who is your: Son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild), Brother, sister, half brother, half sister, or a son or daughter of either of them, Father, mother, or an ancestor or sibling of either of them (for example, your grandmother, grandfather, aunt, or uncle), Stepbrother, stepsister, stepfather, stepmother, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law, or Any other person (other than your spouse) who lived with you all year as a member of your household if your relationship did not violate local law, Who was not a qualifying child (see Qualifying Child earlier) of any other person for 2013, and For whom you provided over half of the support in 2013. Free state tax prep online But see Child of divorced or separated parents , earlier, and Support claimed under a multiple support agreement, next. Free state tax prep online Support claimed under a multiple support agreement. Free state tax prep online   If you are considered to have provided more than half of a qualifying relative's support under a multiple support agreement, you can include medical expenses you pay for that person. Free state tax prep online A multiple support agreement is used when two or more people provide more than half of a person's support, but no one alone provides more than half. Free state tax prep online   Any medical expenses paid by others who joined you in the agreement cannot be included as medical expenses by anyone. Free state tax prep online However, you can include the entire unreimbursed amount you paid for medical expenses. Free state tax prep online Example. Free state tax prep online You and your three brothers each provide one-fourth of your mother's total support. Free state tax prep online Under a multiple support agreement, you treat your mother as your dependent. 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Free state tax prep online The survivor or personal representative of a decedent can choose to treat certain expenses paid by the decedent's estate for the decedent's medical care as paid by the decedent at the time the medical services were provided. Free state tax prep online The expenses must be paid within the 1-year period beginning with the day after the date of death. Free state tax prep online If you are the survivor or personal representative making this choice, you must attach a statement to the decedent's Form 1040 (or the decedent's amended return, Form 1040X) saying that the expenses have not been and will not be claimed on the estate tax return. Free state tax prep online Qualified medical expenses paid before death by the decedent are not deductible if paid with a tax-free distribution from any Archer MSA, Medicare Advantage MSA, or health savings account. Free state tax prep online Amended returns and claims for refund are discussed in chapter 1. Free state tax prep online What if you pay medical expenses of a deceased spouse or dependent?   If you paid medical expenses for your deceased spouse or dependent, include them as medical expenses on your Form 1040 in the year paid, whether they are paid before or after the decedent's death. Free state tax prep online The expenses can be included if the person was your spouse or dependent either at the time the medical services were provided or at the time you paid the expenses. Free state tax prep online What Medical Expenses Are Includible? Use Table 21-1, later, as a guide to determine which medical and dental expenses you can include on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax prep online This table does not include all possible medical expenses. Free state tax prep online To determine if an expense not listed can be included in figuring your medical expense deduction, see What Are Medical Expenses , earlier. 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Free state tax prep online   If you have medical expenses that are reimbursed by a health reimbursement arrangement, you cannot include those expenses in your medical expenses. Free state tax prep online This is because an HRA is funded solely by the employer. Free state tax prep online Retired public safety officers. Free state tax prep online   If you are a retired public safety officer, do not include as medical expenses any health or long-term care premiums that you elected to have paid with tax-free distributions from your retirement plan. Free state tax prep online This applies only to distributions that would otherwise be included in income. Free state tax prep online Medicare A. Free state tax prep online   If you are covered under social security (or if you are a government employee who paid Medicare tax), you are enrolled in Medicare A. Free state tax prep online The payroll tax paid for Medicare A is not a medical expense. Free state tax prep online   If you are not covered under social security (or were not a government employee who paid Medicare tax), you can voluntarily enroll in Medicare A. Free state tax prep online In this situation you can include the premiums you paid for Medicare A as a medical expense. Free state tax prep online Medicare B. Free state tax prep online   Medicare B is supplemental medical insurance. Free state tax prep online Premiums you pay for Medicare B are a medical expense. Free state tax prep online Check the information you received from the Social Security Administration to find out your premium. Free state tax prep online Medicare D. Free state tax prep online    Medicare D is a voluntary prescription drug insurance program for persons with Medicare A or B. Free state tax prep online You can include as a medical expense premiums you pay for Medicare D. Free state tax prep online Prepaid insurance premiums. Free state tax prep online   Premiums you pay before you are age 65 for insurance for medical care for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents after you reach age 65 are medical care expenses in the year paid if they are: Payable in equal yearly installments, or more often, and Payable for at least 10 years, or until you reach age 65 (but not for less than 5 years). Free state tax prep online Unused sick leave used to pay premiums. Free state tax prep online   You must include in gross income cash payments you receive at the time of retirement for unused sick leave. Free state tax prep online You also must include in gross income the value of unused sick leave that, at your option, your employer applies to the cost of your continuing participation in your employer's health plan after you retire. Free state tax prep online You can include this cost of continuing participation in the health plan as a medical expense. Free state tax prep online   If you participate in a health plan where your employer automatically applies the value of unused sick leave to the cost of your continuing participation in the health plan (and you do not have the option to receive cash), do not include the value of the unused sick leave in gross income. Free state tax prep online You cannot include this cost of continuing participation in that health plan as a medical expense. Free state tax prep online Table 21-1. Free state tax prep online Medical and Dental Expenses Checklist. Free state tax prep online See Publication 502 for more information about these and other expenses. 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Free state tax prep online See Nursing home , later. Free state tax prep online You may be able to include in medical expenses the cost of lodging not provided in a hospital or similar institution. Free state tax prep online You can include the cost of such lodging while away from home if all of the following requirements are met. Free state tax prep online The lodging is primarily for and essential to medical care. Free state tax prep online The medical care is provided by a doctor in a licensed hospital or in a medical care facility related to, or the equivalent of, a licensed hospital. Free state tax prep online The lodging is not lavish or extravagant under the circumstances. Free state tax prep online There is no significant element of personal pleasure, recreation, or vacation in the travel away from home. Free state tax prep online The amount you include in medical expenses for lodging cannot be more than $50 for each night for each person. Free state tax prep online You can include lodging for a person traveling with the person receiving the medical care. Free state tax prep online For example, if a parent is traveling with a sick child, up to $100 per night can be included as a medical expense for lodging. Free state tax prep online Meals are not included. Free state tax prep online Nursing home. Free state tax prep online   You can include in medical expenses the cost of medical care in a nursing home, home for the aged, or similar institution, for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents. Free state tax prep online This includes the cost of meals and lodging in the home if a principal reason for being there is to get medical care. Free state tax prep online   Do not include the cost of meals and lodging if the reason for being in the home is personal. Free state tax prep online You can, however, include in medical expenses the part of the cost that is for medical or nursing care. Free state tax prep online Transportation Include in medical expenses amounts paid for transportation primarily for, and essential to, medical care. Free state tax prep online You can include: Bus, taxi, train, or plane fares, or ambulance service, Transportation expenses of a parent who must go with a child who needs medical care, Transportation expenses of a nurse or other person who can give injections, medications, or other treatment required by a patient who is traveling to get medical care and is unable to travel alone, and Transportation expenses for regular visits to see a mentally ill dependent, if these visits are recommended as a part of treatment. Free state tax prep online Car expenses. Free state tax prep online   You can include out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost of gas and oil, when you use your car for medical reasons. Free state tax prep online You cannot include depreciation, insurance, general repair, or maintenance expenses. Free state tax prep online   If you do not want to use your actual expenses for 2013, you can use the standard medical mileage rate of 24 cents per mile. Free state tax prep online    You can also include parking fees and tolls. Free state tax prep online You can add these fees and tolls to your medical expenses whether you use actual expenses or use the standard mileage rate. Free state tax prep online Example. Free state tax prep online In 2013, Bill Jones drove 2,800 miles for medical reasons. Free state tax prep online He spent $500 for gas, $30 for oil, and $100 for tolls and parking. Free state tax prep online He wants to figure the amount he can include in medical expenses both ways to see which gives him the greater deduction. Free state tax prep online He figures the actual expenses first. Free state tax prep online He adds the $500 for gas, the $30 for oil, and the $100 for tolls and parking for a total of $630. Free state tax prep online He then figures the standard mileage amount. Free state tax prep online He multiplies 2,800 miles by 24 cents a mile for a total of $672. Free state tax prep online He then adds the $100 tolls and parking for a total of $772. Free state tax prep online Bill includes the $772 of car expenses with his other medical expenses for the year because the $772 is more than the $630 he figured using actual expenses. Free state tax prep online Transportation expenses you cannot include. Free state tax prep online   You cannot include in medical expenses the cost of transportation in the following situations. Free state tax prep online Going to and from work, even if your condition requires an unusual means of transportation. Free state tax prep online Travel for purely personal reasons to another city for an operation or other medical care. Free state tax prep online Travel that is merely for the general improvement of one's health. Free state tax prep online The costs of operating a specially equipped car for other than medical reasons. Free state tax prep online Disabled Dependent Care Expenses Some disabled dependent care expenses may qualify as either: Medical expenses, or Work-related expenses for purposes of taking a credit for dependent care. Free state tax prep online (See chapter 32 and Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Free state tax prep online ) You can choose to apply them either way as long as you do not use the same expenses to claim both a credit and a medical expense deduction. Free state tax prep online How Do You Treat Reimbursements? You can include in medical expenses only those amounts paid during the taxable year for which you received no insurance or other reimbursement. Free state tax prep online Insurance Reimbursement You must reduce your total medical expenses for the year by all reimbursements for medical expenses that you receive from insurance or other sources during the year. Free state tax prep online This includes payments from Medicare. Free state tax prep online Even if a policy provides reimbursement for only certain specific medical expenses, you must use amounts you receive from that policy to reduce your total medical expenses, including those it does not reimburse. Free state tax prep online Example. Free state tax prep online You have insurance policies that cover your hospital and doctors' bills but not your nursing bills. Free state tax prep online The insurance you receive for the hospital and doctors' bills is more than their charges. Free state tax prep online In figuring your medical deduction, you must reduce the total amount you spent for medical care by the total amount of insurance you received, even if the policies do not cover some of your medical expenses. Free state tax prep online Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Free state tax prep online   A health reimbursement arrangement is an employer-funded plan that reimburses employees for medical care expenses and allows unused amounts to be carried forward. Free state tax prep online An HRA is funded solely by the employer and the reimbursements for medical expenses, up to a maximum dollar amount for a coverage period, are not included in your income. Free state tax prep online Other reimbursements. Free state tax prep online   Generally, you do not reduce medical expenses by payments you receive for: Permanent loss or loss of use of a member or function of the body (loss of limb, sight, hearing, etc. Free state tax prep online ) or disfigurement to the extent the payment is based on the nature of the injury without regard to the amount of time lost from work, or Loss of earnings. Free state tax prep online   You must, however, reduce your medical expenses by any part of these payments that is designated for medical costs. Free state tax prep online See How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return , later. Free state tax prep online   For how to treat damages received for personal injury or sickness, see Damages for Personal Injuries , later. Free state tax prep online You do not have a medical deduction if you are reimbursed for all of your medical expenses for the year. Free state tax prep online Excess reimbursement. Free state tax prep online   If you are reimbursed more than your medical expenses, you may have to include the excess in income. Free state tax prep online You may want to use Figure 21-A to help you decide if any of your reimbursement is taxable. Free state tax prep online Premiums paid by you. Free state tax prep online   If you pay either the entire premium for your medical insurance or all of the costs of a plan similar to medical insurance and your insurance payments or other reimbursements are more than your total medical expenses for the year, you have an excess reimbursement. Free state tax prep online Generally, you do not include the excess reimbursement in your gross income. Free state tax prep online Premiums paid by you and your employer. Free state tax prep online   If both you and your employer contribute to your medical insurance plan and your employer's contributions are not included in your gross income, you must include in your gross income the part of your excess reimbursement that is from your employer's contribution. Free state tax prep online   See Publication 502 to figure the amount of the excess reimbursement you must include in gross income. Free state tax prep online Reimbursement in a later year. Free state tax prep online   If you are reimbursed in a later year for medical expenses you deducted in an earlier year, you generally must report the reimbursement as income up to the amount you previously deducted as medical expenses. Free state tax prep online   However, do not report as income the amount of reimbursement you received up to the amount of your medical deductions that did not reduce your tax for the earlier year. Free state tax prep online For more information about the recovery of an amount that you claimed as an itemized deduction in an earlier year, see Itemized Deduction Recoveries in chapter 12. Free state tax prep online Figure 21-A. Free state tax prep online Is Your Excess Medical Reimbursement Taxable? Please click here for the text description of the image. Free state tax prep online Figure 21-A. Free state tax prep online Is Your Excess Medical Reimbursement Taxable? Medical expenses not deducted. Free state tax prep online   If you did not deduct a medical expense in the year you paid it because your medical expenses were not more than 10% of your AGI (7. Free state tax prep online 5% of your AGI if either you or your spouse was age 65 or older), or because you did not itemize deductions, do not include the reimbursement up to the amount of the expense in income. Free state tax prep online However, if the reimbursement is more than the expense, see Excess reimbursement , earlier. Free state tax prep online Example. Free state tax prep online For 2013, you were unmarried and under age 65 and you had medical expenses of $500. Free state tax prep online You cannot deduct the $500 because it is less than 10% of your AGI. Free state tax prep online If, in a later year, you are reimbursed for any of the $500 in medical expenses, you do not include the amount reimbursed in your gross income. Free state tax prep online Damages for Personal Injuries If you receive an amount in settlement of a personal injury suit, part of that award may be for medical expenses that you deducted in an earlier year. Free state tax prep online If it is, you must include that part in your income in the year you receive it to the extent it reduced your taxable income in the earlier year. Free state tax prep online See Reimbursement in a Later Year , discussed under How Do You Treat Reimbursements, earlier. Free state tax prep online Future medical expenses. Free state tax prep online   If you receive an amount in settlement of a damage suit for personal injuries, part of that award may be for future medical expenses. Free state tax prep online If it is, you must reduce any future medical expenses for these injuries until the amount you received has been completely used. Free state tax prep online How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return? Once you have determined which medical expenses you can include, you figure and report the deduction on your tax return. Free state tax prep online What Tax Form Do You Use? You figure your medical expense deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax prep online You cannot claim medical expenses on Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Free state tax prep online If you need more information on itemized deductions or you are not sure if you can itemize, see chapter 20. Free state tax prep online Enter the amount you paid for medical and dental expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax prep online This should be your expenses that were not reimbursed by insurance or any other sources. Free state tax prep online Generally, you can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% of your AGI (7. Free state tax prep online 5% if either you or your spouse was age 65 or older) shown on line 38, Form 1040. Free state tax prep online Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are a person with a disability, you can take a business deduction for expenses that are necessary for you to be able to work. Free state tax prep online If you take a business deduction for impairment-related work expenses, do not take a medical deduction for the same expenses. Free state tax prep online You have a disability if you have: A physical or mental disability (for example, blindness or deafness) that functionally limits your being employed, or A physical or mental impairment (for example, a sight or hearing impairment) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, such as performing manual tasks, walking, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. Free state tax prep online Impairment-related expenses defined. Free state tax prep online   Impairment-related expenses are those ordinary and necessary business expenses that are: Necessary for you to do your work satisfactorily, For goods and services not required or used, other than incidentally, in your personal activities, and Not specifically covered under other income tax laws. Free state tax prep online Where to report. Free state tax prep online   If you are self-employed, deduct the business expenses on the appropriate form (Schedule C, C-EZ, E, or F) used to report your business income and expenses. Free state tax prep online   If you are an employee, complete Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses, or Form 2106-EZ, Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses. Free state tax prep online Enter on Schedule A (Form 1040), that part of the amount on Form 2106, or Form 2106-EZ, that is related to your impairment. Free state tax prep online Enter the amount that is unrelated to your impairment also on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax prep online Your impairment-related work expenses are not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit that applies to other employee business expenses. Free state tax prep online Example. Free state tax prep online You are blind. Free state tax prep online You must use a reader to do your work. 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Free state tax prep online The insurance plan must be established under your trade or business and the deduction cannot be more than your earned income from that trade or business. Free state tax prep online You cannot deduct payments for medical insurance for any month in which you were eligible to participate in a health plan subsidized by your employer, your spouse's employer, or, an employer of your dependent or your child under age 27 at the end of 2013. Free state tax prep online You cannot deduct payments for a qualified long-term care insurance contract for any month in which you were eligible to participate in a long-term care insurance plan subsidized by your employer or your spouse's employer. Free state tax prep online If you qualify to take the deduction, use the Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to figure the amount you can deduct. Free state tax prep online But if any of the following applies, do not use that worksheet. Free state tax prep online You had more than one source of income subject to self-employment tax. Free state tax prep online You file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Free state tax prep online You are using amounts paid for qualified long-term care insurance to figure the deduction. Free state tax prep online If you cannot use the worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions, use the worksheet in Publication 535, Business Expenses, to figure your deduction. Free state tax prep online Note. Free state tax prep online When figuring the amount you can deduct for insurance premiums, do not include any advance payments shown on Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments. Free state tax prep online If you are claiming the health coverage tax credit, subtract the amount shown on Form 8885, from the total insurance premiums you paid. 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