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Answered: February 22, 2022 2:16 am

If I paid in 2021 for dental work to be performed in 2022, can I deduct this on my 2021 return?

Generally, prepaid medical expenses, including dental costs, are not deductible. An old Tax Court case said that advance payment for medical services to be rendered in the following year are not deductible in the year paid. The only exception is for prepaid of lifetime care from a continuing care facility or nursing home.

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Education IRA

See Coverdell Education Savings Account.

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