Program Description

This program could reduce the Federal tax you owe by deducting medical and dental expenses from your taxable income. Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part of function of the body.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify, you must have medical and/or dental expenses (and their receipts) and be a taxpayer who itemizes deductions on your tax return.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

No application is needed to utilize this program. However, you must file your taxes using the guidelines posted in IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit Tax Topics 502 - Medical and Dental Expenses.


For additional information contact:
IRS Tax Forms & Publications
SE:W:CAR:MP:FP, IR-6526
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224

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