How Do I Know If I Can Deduct My Medical Expenses?

If you are wondering whether or not you can deduct your medical expenses this year, the answer is yes if they are qualified medical expenses and if the expenses exceeded 7.5% of your AGI or adjusted gross income.

Remember, your AGI is your gross income minus adjustments to that income. 

Qualified medical expenses can be prescriptions, surgeries, vision care, necessary and preventative medical care and treatments, mental health visits, dental care, medical supplies, and appliances. Additionally, you may be able to include travel expenses to receive medical care. 

If you have not taken the standard deduction, and instead itemize your deductions, any medical expenses over 7.5% of your AGI can be added to your itemized deductions. 

If you are still uncertain about how your medical expenses may affect your taxes, the experts at Peter Witts CPA PC  are always here to help you answer any questions you may have about your medical deductions.


I’m Kristin, the PWCPA PC Customer Success Specialist. For more information about this topic, or any other, you can always reach me through our customer ticketing system.