Tax Deduction Medical Transport

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Mr. Rumples
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Tax Deduction Medical Transport

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I'm reaching the point where I can't drive more than a few miles due to some feet issues. Some of my providers are a bit further away than that. I can use an Uber/taxi or I can use a medical transport. Can I deduct the cost of the taxi to the physicians or should I use the medical transport? I would assume the receipt on the medical transport would suffice for proof. Or would a printed (do they even do this?) taxi receipt and doctor's receipt do the same?
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Re: Tax Deduction Medical Transport

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According to Publication 502 "transportation primarily for, and essential to, medical care" is a deductible medical expense, so either option would be fine. I would use whichever option best meets your desired affordability and convenience. It sounds like you're probably familiar with claiming medical expenses, but just in case, like with all medical expenses this will only be deductible if you itemize and if your total medical expenses exceed 7.5% of your AGI.
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terran wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:17 am According to Publication 502 "transportation primarily for, and essential to, medical care" is a deductible medical expense, so either option would be fine. I would use whichever option best meets your desired affordability and convenience. It sounds like you're probably familiar with claiming medical expenses, but just in case, like with all medical expenses this will only be deductible if you itemize and if your total medical expenses exceed 7.5% of your AGI.
I like to be extra careful with this stuff. Yes, each year I have enough to deduct; what enables that are the dental expenses. If I enter a CCRC this year (waiting for a unit) that would increase even more the deduction.
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Re: Tax Deduction Medical Transport

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Define what you mean by medical transport. Ambulance services which might transport people in wheelchairs, or something else.
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