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The 2018 Medical and Moving Tax Deduction from the IRS

Is the amount of tax deduction we can take for miles driven for legitimate medical or moving purposes in this year.

Read the details as they are important.

The Medical Rate

The IRS mileage rate will be decided and set some time near the beginning of December. As soon as it is released I will post it here.

2018 Mileage Allowance for Medical or Moving is $___ . _____ per mile.

Back in 2014 it was set at $0.23.5 cents per mile which was a deduction of one half of a cent form the 2013 rate of $0.24 cents.

After 10 weeks you have gotten yourself a nice deduction for those weeks of medical travel.
After the trip ends fill in the ending mileage from the odometer.

Use a Mileage Log

Download a free Mileage Log from this page.

For medical miles deducted you have to follow the rules and use a mileage log.

The medical miles are still worth taking as a deduction if you think about the money involved.

Before you leave on a medical trip, log in the mileage on the odometer.

If you travel 50 miles to go to a medical facility for a treatment for an illness and you have to go every week then you can take a 100 miles deduction each week as the return trip counts, as well.

At the rate in 2013 it would have been $240.00 for the 10 weeks. You can pretty much pay for the fuel for your vehicle with the money.

The rates are established by a company that does that sort of work and they determined that the cost of fuel for the vehicles was down a bit from the previous year, so they calculated the lowered deduction on the lowering of the fuel costs.

Some medical work is covered and some such as cosmetic surgery are not unless it is necessary to repair a deformity that was the result of an accident or trauma, a disfiguring disease or a congenital abnormality.

Read the publication §213 that is put out by the US government and covers the details of what medical issues are covered and what are not.


Moving Miles

Here is some information from our dear government concerning the details that affect moving miles. § 217. Moving expenses (a) Deduction allowed:

There shall be allowed as a deduction moving expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year in connection with the commencement of work by the taxpayer as an employee or as a self-employed individual at a new principal place of work.

(b) Definition of moving expenses:

(1) In general for purposes of this section, the term ‘‘moving expenses’’ means only the reasonable expenses—

(A) of moving household goods and personal effects from the former residence to the new residence, and

(B) of traveling (including lodging) from the former residence to the new place of residence.

Such term shall not include any expenses for meals.
Individuals other than the taxpayer In the case of any individuals other than the taxpayer, expenses referred to in paragraph #1 shall be taken into account only if such individual has both the former and new residence as the formal place of abode and is a member of the taxpayer's household.

There is more information available such as: Info about a minimum of 50 miles farther from his former residence than was his former principle place of work.

(B) if he had no former principal place of work, is at least 50 miles from his former residence, and... Find a lot more information on Page 830 of this US Government Publication §217.

There is more information available such as:
Info about a minimum of 50 miles farther from his former residence than was his former principle place of work.

(B) if he had no former principal place of work, is at least 50 miles from his former residence, and... Find a lot more information on Page 830 of this US Government Publication §217.