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Can a tax payer deduct medical expenses that were paid with a lawsuit awarded to taxpayer?

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If the award included medical expenses, then they were reimbursed.


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So, even if the expenses were paid to the hospital, they are still not deductable?

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No. Same as if taxpayer was reimbursed by insurance company. You can only deduct unreimbursed out of pocket medical expenses.


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was the settlement taxable income?


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Excellent point. Damages on account of personal injury are not taxable.


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