Can you claim medical insurance payment on your federal taxes

Asked Jan 12, 2010
Medical expense, Yes!

Payment for Insurance, No!
Answered Jan 28, 2010
I started filing with Turbo Tax online tonight and in the medical deductions portion, it did allow me to claim my medical insurance premiums in addition to all of my copays and deductibles, medical miles, my husband's contacts, solution, etc. The only thing is, it has to total at least 7.4 % of your total gross income. Having family coverage, my premium for the year was nearly $5000, enough to reach the required percentage, so I added in every doctor copay, miles to doctor office, prescriptions, etc.
Answered Jan 29, 2010
When I looked into this on topic 502 says you can claim copays mileage and premiums but premiums must have been paid by you. it doesn't seem clear if you can claim what was paid on behalf of you meaning what your employer took out of your check. I would ask a tax expert if you could I personally don't see why not, but I'm not a tax professional.
Answered Oct 22, 2010
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Answered Nov 28, 2013

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