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    Writing this off on taxes...

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    can you really write it off? Why would you be able to write this off?
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    I'm guessing it can be counted as a healthcare expense if you're itemizing. Wouldn't matter for us, we take the standard deduction. (At least I *think* you have to itemize if you're going to claim healthcare expenses?)
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    So I Googled, and according to H&R Block's website, you do have to itemize to claim medical expenses AND they have to exceed 7.5% of your AGI--it's unlikely that someone in the military would have enough in medical expenses to make it worthwhile. I'm also not *certain* that it can be claimed since it's not a prescription but I really don't know. Any accountants here? LOL
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    Yes one can write off OTC and Rx medications on one's income tax. Just keep your receipts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria View Post
    Yes one can write off OTC and Rx medications on one's income tax. Just keep your receipts.
    Oh wow, thank you for that! But it doesn't have to come to a certain amount before being "worth it", does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BethM View Post
    So I Googled, and according to H&R Block's website, you do have to itemize to claim medical expenses AND they have to exceed 7.5% of your AGI--it's unlikely that someone in the military would have enough in medical expenses to make it worthwhile. I'm also not *certain* that it can be claimed since it's not a prescription but I really don't know. Any accountants here? LOL
    OP this is correct and answers your last question. It must equal a certain amount in order to itemize -- so your expenses would need to be significant to make it "worth" it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBird View Post
    OP this is correct and answers your last question. It must equal a certain amount in order to itemize -- so your expenses would need to be significant to make it "worth" it.
    Oh okay. Thanks you guys for clearing this up!

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