Skypup.....yes and no to your question about lodging.
Yes IF you can show:
1. The lodging is mainly for and necessary for your medical care
2. Simply put, your medical treatment must be provided by a doctor in a licensed hospital or in an affiliated part of the hospital (or the equivalent of a hospital)
3. The lodging isn't overly priced or extravagent
4. No part of your trip can be for pleasure, vacation or business
You are allowed (this was last year) $50/person/night for the cost of lodging, regardless of what the actual cost of the hotel/motel was. If, however, you traveled with a person, you may take the $50/night allowance for one other person. However, that person must be claimed on your return.
Meals, however, are another story and I don't believe can be included unless you pay for the cost of meals in a hospital or hospital environment. Yes to parking and tolls...but as I said earlier, keep verification/proof of all expenses.
For a prior poster, no you cannot deduct expenses such as contact lens solution unless it is specifically Rx'd by the doctor. You can, however, be reimbursed for contact lens solution from your FSA or HSA.
Dx 6/22/2006 IIA rectal cancer
6 wks rad/Xeloda -finished 9/06
1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
5 months Xeloda only Dec '06 - April '07
10+ blood clots, 1 DVT 1/07
transanal excision 4/20/07 path-NO CANCER CELLS!
NED now and forever!
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