Here is a list of medical expenses that can be deducted from your taxes:
Adapters to TV sets and telephone for hearing impaired
Braille books and magazines
Capital improvements to your home to accommodate a disability
Car – Cost of special equipment so disabled person can drive
Contact lenses plus wetting and cleaning solutions
In-home health care
Insurance premiums, co-pays and deductibles for health insurance, dental and eye insurance, and long-term-care insurance.
Lifetime care fees (percentage of fees paid under lifetime contract with a continuing care retirement community)
Meals (while staying in hospital or similar facility)
Medicare Part B premiums
Nursing home and assisted living costs
Prescription drugs and medicine (Drugs from Canadian and foreign pharmacies are not deductible.)
Stop smoking program
Transportation to receive medical care – mileage, parking, tolls
Weight-loss program (if part of treatment for specific disease or condition, such as obesity)
Wig (if hair is lost due to medical condition or treatment)
A complete list of deductible medical expenses is available in IRS Publication 502: Medical and Dental Expenses.
The most common way people treat their health costs on their tax forms is by claiming an itemized deduction, on Schedule A of the 1040, for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
What Medical Expenses Can Be Written Off on Taxes? originally appeared on AgingCare.com.