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Can I claim my childs medical expenses on my ...

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Can I claim my child''s medical expenses on my taxes and also his insurance I paid for out of my pocket? Self-pay insurance?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  jgordosea replied 8 years ago.

Is the child your dependent?

If not, is the child not your dependent only because the child had too much income to be claimed?

Thanks for the addtional information.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes the child is a dependent.
Expert:  jgordosea replied 8 years ago.


Yes, you can include any medical expenses for your dependent child on your Schedule A.

You can deduct any amounts out of pocket that you were not reimbursed by insurance and any health insurance premiums. See the article at for more examples of allowable expenses.

I hope this helps.

Best regards.

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