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I had significant medical expenses in 2016 that were paid

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I had significant medical expenses in 2016 that were paid out of our joint checking account. hey were not in excess of 10% of our combined taxable income. However, they are in excess of 10% of my individual income.
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Customer: I had significant medical expenses in 2016 that were paid out of our joint checking account. They were not in excess of 10% of our combined taxable income, but they exceeded of 10% of my individual income. If we, file "Married filing separately" could I deducted all of my medical expenses or must all medical expense be divided evenly on our individual returns.
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: no
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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 8 months ago
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If you choose to file separate tax return - medical expenses must be apportioned.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 8 months ago

You will be able to deduct your medical expenses and your spouse correspondingly will deduct medical expenses related to your spouse.

If you have any dependent - dependent's medical expenses will go to the tax return who claims that dependent.

There might be not equal apportioning.

Let me know if you need any help with reporting.

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