What Makes a Medical Expense Deductible?

The IRS recently posted a list of FAQs concerning the treatment of certain costs related to nutrition, wellness, and overall health. Generally, to be deductible, medical care expenses must meet certain criteria, including that they must be incurred primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental disability or illness. Included are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or disease prevention, rendered by doctors, surgeons, dentists, and other medical practitioners. Also included are the costs of equipment, supplies, diagnostic devices, drugs, and medications prescribed by a doctor. Click here for the FAQs:

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