Q&A: Can you deduct a hearing aid off your Taxes as a Medical Deduction?

Question by Rebecca: Can you deduct a hearing aid off your Taxes as a Medical Deduction?
I am hearing impaired, and I had to purchase a hearing aid last year, my insurance company does not pay for hearing aids, therefore there was no reimbursement at all. Any advice will help. Thanks!!

Best answer:

Answer by The Wizard
Yes, just like prescription Glasses. You can deduct it. You MUST itemize though. 1040 LONG FORM.

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One Response to “Q&A: Can you deduct a hearing aid off your Taxes as a Medical Deduction?”

  1. Mary Anne says:

    You can deduct a hearing aid as a medical expense. However, medical deductions are limited to anything above 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. For example, say your AGI was $ 10,000. The hearing aid and other medical expenses would have to exceed $ 750. Then you would only get a deduction for the amount over. Say the hearing aid and other medical expense were $ 1,000. Your deduction would be $ 250. Also, you would need additional itemized dedcution(mortgage interest, charitable contributions, etc.) in exccess of the standard deduction to make it worth it.


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