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I paid for my own health insurance for a few months last year.

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I paid for my own health insurance for a few months last year. Can I claim that anywhere?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark D replied 6 years ago.
Customer

Were you self-employed and not covered by a spouse's employer's insurance at the time?

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Mark D
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I had changed jobs and was not eligible for health insurance at the time.
Expert:  Mark D replied 6 years ago.
Customer

The only place you can claim this expense is on Schedule A, under medical expenses. Unfortunately, medical expenses are only deductible to the extent that the amount is over 7.5% of your Adjusted Gross Income. For example, if your AGI was $100K, you would only be able to deduct medical expenses above $7,500. Please let me know if you have further questions.

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Mark D

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