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I had approximately 7000 in medical expenses that weren't

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thank you. I had approximately 7000 in medical expenses that weren't paid by my insurance company, deductibles and such. Can I claim them on my taxers
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Customer: I had a 6,000 deductible, and the surgery I had in surgeon fees, hospital costs, and the anesthesiologist I paid 7,000. My tax preparer said I couldn't claim that on my taxes. Why
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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 8 months ago

If you paid out of your own pocket without being paid back by any other source, you can include that on your medical expenses for Schedule A.

BUT maybe your preparer meant that using your standard deduction was better (higher than all your itemized amounts with the medical) or that your adjusted gross income was high so the medical was too limited to use.

You cannot claim certain itemized amounts and use your standard deduction.

Ask your preparer to clarify what they really meant. I am sure it is one of those or the other.

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