Dental Deductions

Are dental payments deductible?

Dental payments are deductible as a Schedule A itemized deduction on your personal income tax return subject to a 7.5% limitation based on income.

What this means is that you can add all your dental payments along with health insurance and copayments together and deduct any amount that totals over 7.5% of your income.

Example:

Income = 20,000.00
20,000 x .075 = 1500.00
Total health payments = 2000.00
You can deduct 500.00 (2000 - 1500) in health deductions on your tax return.

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