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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: 7 years ago.Category: Tax
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Were you self-employed and not covered by a spouse's employer's insurance at the time?

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I had changed jobs and was not eligible for health insurance at the time.
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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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