Bil sustained serious facial injuries in a cycle crash. To restore his physical appearance, Bil had cosmetic surgery. He cannot
Bil sustained serious facial injuries in a cycle crash. To restore his physical appearance, Bil had cosmetic surgery. He cannot deduct the cost of this procedure as a medical expense.
Hank pays the medical expenses of his son, Vince. Vince would qualify as Hank’s dependent except that he earns $9,000 during the year. Hank may not claim Vince’s medical expenses even if he is not a dependent.
This year Vanessa traveled 800 miles for specialized medical treatment that was not available in her hometown. She paid $110 for meals during the trip, $170 for a hotel room for one night, and $25 in parking fees. She did not keep records of other out-of-pocket costs for transportation. Vanessa can include $201 in computing her medical expenses.
In 2018, Karl, age 74, paid $6,400 for long-term care insurance premiums. He may include the $5,200 in computing his medical expense deduction for the year.