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My son was in the hospital in 2012. Ive paid the hospital

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My son was in the hospital in 2012. I've paid the hospital in January 2013.
Can I include this amount paid in 2012 tax return, or do I have to wait until 2013?
thanks much...
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Stephanie B. replied 3 years ago.

Stephanie B. :

Thank you for your question.

The medical expense is a deduction in the year it is paid, not the year the incident occurred, for you or your dependents.

Please let me know if you need additional clarification.

I look forward to your response.

Stephanie

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