Parking fees and tolls with medical writes offs

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  1. Are you able to write off parking fees and tolls with your medical write offs?

  2. This is from the irs.gov but go to the link, irs.gov

    and read the whole thing because you need to have your med expenses be more than 7.5% of your income to deduct at all...and there are of course lots of other restrictions based on your return and actual expenses, situation, etc.

    Its confusing but worth it if you ca get the deductions!!

    This is under Car>Transportation and there is an example too!

    "You can include in medical expenses amounts paid for transportation primarily for, and essential to, medical care.
    You can include:

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    Bus, taxi, train, or plane fares or ambulance service,
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    Transportation expenses of a parent who must go with a child who needs medical care,
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    Transportation expenses of a nurse or other person who can give injections, medications, or other treatment required by a patient who is traveling to get medical care and is unable to travel alone, and
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    Transportation expenses for regular visits to see a mentally ill dependent, if these visits are recommended as a part of treatment.

    Car expenses. You can include out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost of gas and oil, when you use a car for medical reasons. You cannot include depreciation, insurance, general repair, or maintenance expenses.

    If you do not want to use your actual expenses, for 2009 you can use the standard medical mileage rate of 24 cents a mile.

    You can also include parking fees and tolls. You can add these fees and tolls to your medical expenses whether you use actual expenses or use the standard mileage rate."

  3. Thanks so much! Unfortunately, we will definetely meet the 7.5%. I am in the process of putting things together for the accountant, but wasn't sure about tolls and fees, but your post was clear I can use it. Thanks again..

  4. You sure can. Also remember the 7.5% is of the adjusted gross income.

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