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

Alternative minimum tax (AMT)

A tax triggered if certain tax benefits reduce your regular income tax below the tax computed on Form 6251 for AMT purposes.

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