Can I claim dental check-up/cleaning as a tax deduction?

Would it be a business expense?

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  • Steve
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    You can claim it as an itemized deduction if you have enough other medical bills to exceed 7.5% of your AGI.

    You can only claim it as a business expense if you can prove that this check up is going to advance your career/business. You probably need to be employed in a field that having clean teeth is a requirement of the job such as an actor or a model. Otherwise, you can't claim it as a business expense.

  • skip
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It might be a business expense if you were an actor or something. I did taxes for an actor once (in the UK) and we got to deduct haircuts.

    Otherwise, you have the usual medical expense on Schedule A. You will need a lot more expenses than just a dental check-up to be able to claim any deduction.

  • 1 decade ago

    YES, IF you're itemizing deductions. It would go on Schedule A with all your medical bills.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you can itemize your medical expenses, it would go there. You can claim whatever exceeds 7.5% of your income.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it would be a component of your medical expenses - which have a limit and you must be eligible to itemize in order to benefit.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can lump it in with all of your other medical expenses if you itemize, and your unreimbursed medical expenses exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income.

  • 1 decade ago

    NO

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