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Medical expenses but no Medical insurance

Posted 25 February 2016 under Tax Questions



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Simona says:
25 February 2016 at 12:51

If you are self employed and do not pay for medical insurance and pay out of pocket for all medical expenses can you still deduct these?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 February 2016 at 14:16

Yes, you would include them in the Medical section of your Tax Return as long as they are "qualifying" expenses.
"Qualifying medical expenditure" is anything which was specifically prescribed by a doctor or similar health care professional as well as Dr appointments.

Therefore, over the counter medicines wouldn't be included.


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