I have a tax question about deducting mileage for medical care. Can I deduct mileage for medical appointments and dental visits from my tax return?

The IRS allows you to deduct mileage for medical care if the transportation costs are mainly for -- and essential to -- the medical care.

When deducting mileage for medical care, you can use either of these methods:

  • Standard mileage rate for a personal vehicle -- 0.23 per mile
  • Actual expenses you've allocated to the use of the vehicle for medical transportation:
    • Parking fees
    • Tolls
    • Gas
    • Oil

Actual expenses don't include:

  • Depreciation
  • Repairs
  • Maintenance
  • Insurance
  • License and registration fees

 

 

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