The medical expense deduction gets a temporary boost under the new tax law. Taxpayers can claim medical expenses as an itemized deduction to the extent the costs exceed a limit. For decades, that limit was 7.5% of adjusted gross income (AGI). Then, in recent years, the limit was raised to 10% of AGI. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act rolls back that limit to 7.5% for both 2017 and 2018, allowing more people to qualify for this tax break, if they continue to itemize deductions. Check with your tax advisor for information in your situation.

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