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How do health care reform and taxes connect? The Affordable Care Act is single largest change to the tax code in two decades. Find help navigating the complexities of the new health care legislation, Medicare, Medicaid and other medical deductions.

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Pioneer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-17-2017

Medical Travel Expenses

If one takes the bus to and from doctors appointments how do you satisfy the recording of this? When you pay bus fare you do not receive a receipt. The tax code states you can indeed deduct bus fare but its unclear how.

 

If you can offer any insight I would really appreciate understanding this better.

Tax Pro
Posts: 5,531
Registered: ‎02-23-2016

Re: Medical Travel Expenses

Hi SeekingClarity,

 

Welcome to the H&R Block community.

 

The cost of getting to and from medical treatments, which can be bus fare or miles driven or even the cost of taking a taxi, is deductible on Schedule A in the medical expenses section.  Note that to actually get a medical expenses deduction your total medical expenses must exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income.

 

You can enter medical travel expenses in the adjustments & deductions section of the online software.

 

If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.

 

Louis,

Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)