Question

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?

Answer

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 — $0.17 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

 

Related Topics

Related Resources

EIC Separated from Spouse

Learn whether you can claim the earned income tax credit if you are separated from your spouse with advice from the tax experts at H&R Block.

Do You Need To Itemize Charitable Donations?

Do you need to itemize your charitable donations to claim them on your taxes? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.

IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN): Why it’s important your tax pro have one

Here we’ll define what a PTIN is, why IRS PTINs are important, and how to look up tax pros who have this number. Learn more with H&R Block.

Qualified Tuition Plans

What is a qualified tuition plan? Can it impact your tax return? Learn more about this type of savings account and get tax answers at H&R Block.