The National Directory of Certified Public Accountants

Ask A CPA - Medical Expenses

1. Acupuncture

2. Acupuncture payments

3. Acupuncturist payments

4. Air conditioner purchase

5. Alcoholism or drug rehabilitation

6. Braille books -visually impaired son

7. Child's medical expenses - living with divorced spouse

8. Chiropractor payments

9. Doctor's malpractice insurance

10. Eyeglasses or contact lens payments

11. Former employer- COBRA denial

12. Health club dues

13. Health insurance premiums - S corporation

14. Health Savings Account Contributions

15. Hearing aids

16. home improvement work in exchange for dental services

17. Hotel costs - cancer treatments

18. Jenny Craig weight loss payments

19. Lamaze childbirth class payments

20. Laser eye surgery

21. Liposuction , nose jobs , hair transplants or breast reductions

22. Long Term Care Premiums

23. Marijuana - prescribed by a doctor

24. Massage therapy payments

25. Medical expenses for parents - no claimed as dependents

26. Medical Lab fees

27. Medical physical

28. Motel lodging expense - cancer treatments

29. Nursing home costs

30. Nursing home expenses - Parents expenses

31. Over -the-counter drugs

32. Paycheck withholding for medical coverage

33. Physical therapist payments

34. Podiatrist payments

35. Private nurse - withholding requirements

36. Psychiatrist payments

37. Psychologist payments

38. Smoking - nicotine gum or patches

39. Special food prescribed by a doctor

40. Special mattresses - arthritic back condition

41. Standard mileage rate - travel to Doctor's

42. Travel to a pharmacy

43. Traveling to doctor's office

44. Vasectomy payments

45. Weight Watchers payments

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