My dermatologist prescribed Mediplast Pads **%, and I have been getting them at a pharm...

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My dermatologist prescribed Mediplast Pads **%, and I have been getting them at a pharmacy, assuming it was prescribed medicine. No sales tax was charged. When I switched to a different pharmacy, they charged sales tax. When I questioned it, they said that Mediplast Pads **% is an OTC medicine. IRS Publication *** states, "You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for prescribed medicines and drugs. A prescribed drug is one that requires a prescription by a doctor for its use by an individual. You can also include amounts you pay for insulin. Except for insulin, you can't include in medical expenses amounts you pay for a drug that isn't prescribed." This drug was prescribed and has an RX*, and its NDC * is *****-****-**. My question is, can I count this as a medical expense on my **** Schedule A?

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Ask For Tax Help issue
Reported by GetHuman-bobsorle
Nov 13th, 2020 - 2 years ago
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Nov 15th, 2020 12:52am