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If this year has been a tough year for your family with medical costs that just keep on accumulating, then this may be the year you can itemize your medical expenses. Fees paid to the clinic, hospital, or for prescription medications are some of the obvious medical deductions; but tracking your medical mileage could be the thing you need to do in order to get your medical expenses over the itemized deduction threshold required to deduct them.
For today’s episode I will be discussing how to itemize you medical mileage and what types of medical trips will qualify for this deduction.