Medical expenses are deductible on Form 1040, Schedule A to the extent that they exceed 7.5 percent of your Adjusted Gross Income. This is the last line on Page 1 of your form 1040. Often times this is a large hurdle to cross and the taxpayer does not receive a deduction. However, if you know all of teh items that are deductible for medical expenses you can enhance your chance of receiving a deduction in this area. The IRS provides us with Publication 502 to provide us with guidance with the medical expense deduction. You can find a copy of this guide at www.irs.gov.
Below is a partial list of important deductions that you should not miss when you are computing your medical expense deduction: