Medicare Insurance premiums

I am on Social Security now and I am trying to setup my paycheck so that the planner will see my items correctly. I created SS wages and SS Tax categories with the proper tax line items but I have a question about the Medicare insurance premiums. What tax reporting line item should I use for Medicare Insurance category?

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    That should be Schedule A for Medical Insurance.   
  • Rick56
    Rick56 Member ✭✭
    edited October 19
    Volvogirl - Thanks but I don't see a line item for Medical insurance under Schedule A. I see Medicine and drugs, Doctors, dentists, hospitals, and Medical travel and lodging. Am I being too literal?
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Yes put it under either of the first 2.  Actually under Doctors.  If you read the Description for Doctors and scroll down it includes insurance.  But you probably won't have enough deductions to itemize on schedule A on your tax return.  And if you do itemize, for Medical you can only deduct the amount over 7.5% of your AGI.  Only the total medical goes to schedule A, you don't really need to categorize it.  




  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    If you take a look at your most recent IRS 1040, Sched A ... there is NO line for medical/Medicare insurance.  It's all lumped in with "Doctors, dentists, Hospitals".  Go ahead and place it there in Q also.
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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Schedule A is just one line for Medical and Dental expenses
    https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040sa.pdf
     
  • Rick56
    Rick56 Member ✭✭
    Thanks folks. I really appreciate your time.