Q: What are Non Qualified Medical Expenses?

By September 24, 2007April 29th, 2015Frequently Asked Questions

For specific descriptions of what is covered under each of these areas, please see IRS Publication 502 Medical and Dental Expenses, available online under “Forms and Publications” at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

The following is a list of some items that you cannot include in figuring out your medical expense deduction.

  • Babysitting/Childcare for a Normal Healthy Baby
  • Controlled Substances
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dancing Lessons
  • Diaper Service
  • Hair Removal
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Hair Transplant
  • Health Club Dues
  • Health Coverage Tax Credit
  • Health Savings Account (Contributions are deducted separately)
  • Household Help
  • Illegal Operations and Treatment
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Maternity Clothes
  • MSA (Medical Savings Account)
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Presonal Use Items
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Weight Loss Program

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