Here are some often overlooked medical itemized deductions you may want to consider for the upcoming tax year:

  • Acupuncture
  • Air Conditioner (must be necessary for relief of allergies)
  • Ambulance service
  • Clarinet lessons to treat an improper meeting of a child’s upper and lower teeth (Squidward will be glad to know that)
  • Dyslexia language training
  • Humidifier (if the doctor told you so)
  • Over-the-counter medical equipment and supplies (needles, crutches, bandages, etc.)
  • alcohol and drug abuse treatments
  • Travel expenses to medical appointments (round trip). Deduct 19 cents/mile before 7/1/08, and 27 cents/mile after 6/30/08

Now you know.

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