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Provide additional Medical items in the Schedule A tax related items (16 Legacy Votes)

RickORickO SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
When associating tax-related medical categories with Schedule A, there are items for Doctors, Dentists, Hospitals; Medical Mileage; Medical Travel and Lodging; and Medicine and Drugs

There are not items for Medical Insurance and Medical Supplies. Please add these two items to Schedule A tax related items, as well as a general "Medical" item to be more consistent with tax preparation software.

An example of the current options for Mac are shown below for QM2017.

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  • HersheyHershey Member
    edited August 2018
    I understand your question, but you could create a category for those costs you are concerned about, and then create a tax association to Schedule A DRS, DDS, and Hosp, which is where they get entered anyway.
  • RickORickO SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Hershey said:

    I understand your question, but you could create a category for those costs you are concerned about, and then create a tax association to Schedule A DRS, DDS, and Hosp, which is where they get entered anyway.

    It's not a question; it's a request for addition to the granularity of the Schedule A tax associations. These items can be seen on the Tax Schedule Report and map into tax programs (TurboTax) via export of the TXF file. They are not they only ones that could be added to be consistent with TurboTax's Medical Expense Worksheet, but they are ones requested by another user who would like to see this level of detail in the reports and exports.

    In the end, it only affects personal record keeping as Schedule A does not treat different types of medical expenses differently (as you point out).
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • psobilopsobilo Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Hershey said:

    I understand your question, but you could create a category for those costs you are concerned about, and then create a tax association to Schedule A DRS, DDS, and Hosp, which is where they get entered anyway.

    Unfortunately, TurboTax follows the lead of the IRS and breaks down Medical expenses on Sch. A (doctors, hospitals, diagnostics, vision, etc.) It would be nice if Quicken provided the same granularity.  At tax time, I have to print out my medical expenses for the year and then start parsing it as I fill out TurboTax.  Or am I missing something?
  • colonel_buckcolonel_buck Member
    edited May 2018
    Hershey said:

    I understand your question, but you could create a category for those costs you are concerned about, and then create a tax association to Schedule A DRS, DDS, and Hosp, which is where they get entered anyway.

    Sshedule A folds all medical and dental expenses up into one line. So you just need the one line for tax line item.
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  • Tom CrehanTom Crehan Member
    I'd love to see this added as well as a Tax Line item for "self-employed health insurance premiums."

    I realize the Tax Line # jumps around from year to year (in 2017 it was directly on the 1040; now it's on Schedule 1) and the actual total of premiums *might* be different than the deduction we can take, but... having that total would be extremely useful on the Tax Schedule Report.

    Currently my only option is to lump it in as an "Unassigned Tax Item" and break it down myself later and annotate the PDF I send to my accountant. That means more work and more room for error.

    Adding a simple "Self-Employed Health Insurance Premiums" as a Tax Line Item would be simple. Barring that, allow us the flexibility to add & edit the Tax Line item categories ourselves. Thanks!
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