Do i have to enter husbands doctor visits on our taxes?
Im filing my taxes online and i am confused on the “did you pay medical and dental expenses last year” part...
We had insurance... my husband and i were employeed through the same company. I quit that job before we got married. Then I got added to my husbands insurance after our marriage in october 2019.
My husband did go to the hospital and he is doing monthly payments for the few hours he was in the emergency room. It wasnt even over $550 for that bill but thats what he chose to do. He also has been having doctors appointments last year. I did go to the dentist for a routine cleaning the very last day i had my own insurance before i got it taken away... but thats if :/
So far we dont owe money..
Thanks everyone its my first timedoing taxes by myself
- ShayLv 72 months ago
The program is asking questions that will determine if you qualify to itemize your deductions. Once you have answered all those questions about certain types of expenses, the program will tell you if it is better for you to itemize (which uses things like mortgage interest, property taxes, medical expenses, and charitable donations) or use the standard deduction. (you can't have both)
So, if you don't have enough itemized items, you can just skip over all those questions asking about those kinds of expenses. Your itemized list would need to be higher than the standard deduction for a married couple which is unlikely since it is $24,400.
BTW - medical deduction doesn't count until it exceeds more than 7% of your income. Based on your description, your total medical expenses paid out of pocket for the year probably wouldn't be over 7% of your income.
- ObamavengerLv 72 months ago
Unless you itemize a lot of other deductions, don't waste time figuring it.
- Pepper, PhDLv 62 months ago
You never have to enter expenses that may be deductible. When using software, it is always best to answer all of the questions and enter everything asked for. That's the only way for the software to calculate your taxes accurately.
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
Unless you are itemizing deductions, unreimbursed medical expenses don't impact your tax liability. Expenses covered by insurance are not deductible at all.
You don't HAVE to claim all of the deductions you are legally entitled to claim.
If in doubt leave out deductions and the IRS won't care, even if they notice.
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- ALv 72 months ago
You can only input the amount of money you actually paid
- EvaLv 72 months ago
You don't have enough to itemize. Your doctor bills would have to exceed 10% of your income and you would have to have enough other itemized deductions to add up to more than the standard deduction. If you're not going to itemize, you don't need to enter them.
- AmyLv 72 months ago
When filing taxes you can either take the STANDARD deduction (a fixed amount) or you can ITEMIZE deductions (list a bunch of tax-deductable expenses).
Medical expenses are only deductible if they exceed some fraction of your income. $550 is not going to be deductible.
Tax software asks you about a bunch of things that could be itemized, and then decides which route is better. If you already know you didn't spend a lot of money on things you can itemize, you don't need to waste your time entering them into the software.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 72 months ago
No. The reason that they ask is so that if the amount you paid was more than a certain percentage of your income, then you can get a deduction. But if the hospital bill was that small, then you probably didn't spend enough in the year to qualify for the deduction anyway.
- JudyLv 72 months ago
No. Unless you itemize, and also had a totally catastrophic year with medical bills you paid out of pocket, they won't make any difference.
- SlickterpLv 72 months ago
You can enter any expenses you actually paid, they are subject to certain limits.