About Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses


Publication 502 explains the itemized deduction for medical and dental expenses that you claim on Schedule A (Form 1040), including:

  • What expenses, and whose expenses, you can and cannot include in figuring the deduction.
  • How to treat reimbursements and how to figure the deduction.
  • How to report the deduction on your tax return and what to do if you sell medical property or receive damages for a personal injury.

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