Submitted By: someone
Answered: May 21, 2018 11:15 pm

In 2017 I had substantial medical expenses and large charitable contributions. Can I save part of my itemized deductions from 2017 and report them on my 2018 return?

No. Deductions usually must be claimed for the year in which they were paid. There’s no provision in the tax law allowing a person to “save” deductions and use them in a subsequent year.

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Tax Glossary

Health savings account

For calendar year 2007, taxpayers covered by an HDHP may contribute up to the lesser of the annual deductible or $2,850 ($5,650 for family coverage).

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