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**Please Note: The information below has not been verified for the 2017 tax year as the latest version of the IRS Pub. 17 has not yet been released by the IRS.**

Medicare A

If you are covered under social security (or if you are a government employee who paid Medicare tax), you are enrolled in Medicare A. The payroll tax paid for Medicare A is not a medical expense.

If you are not covered under social security (or were not a government employee who paid Medicare tax), you can voluntarily enroll in Medicare A. In this situation you can include the premiums you paid for Medicare A as a medical expense.

Medicare B

Medicare B is supplemental medical insurance. Premiums you pay for Medicare B are a medical expense. Check the information you received from the Social Security Administration to find out your premium.

Medicare D

Medicare D is a voluntary prescription drug insurance program for persons with Medicare A or B. You can include as medical expenses premiums you pay for Medicare D.

See IRS Publication 17 Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals) for more information.

To enter or review information from Form SSA-1099, including Medicare Parts B and D premiums:
  1. From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop), click on the Federal tab. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Social Security Benefits
  3. The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information

To enter Medicare Parts B and D premiums not reported on Form SSA-1099:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop) click on the Federal tab. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Itemized or Standard Deductions to expand the section, then click Medical and dental expenses
  3. The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter the applicable information

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