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Did you take a tax deduction for the cost of your VSG in Mexico?



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I've heard it's possible to use the cost of your surgery and travel in Mexico as a tax deduction, as long as it's more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. Did anybody do this? Or perhaps there's a tax-professional sleever here who can advise?

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I've heard it's possible to use the cost of your surgery and travel in Mexico as a tax deduction' date=' as long as it's more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. Did anybody do this? Or perhaps there's a tax-professional sleever here who can advise?[/quote']

Yes, my tax lady told me that too.

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Does anyone know if you can do this as self pay in the USA?

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Yes this can be done, under the right circumstances, as were stated above. Our accountant did this when he did our taxes. It doesn't matter if you had your surgery in Mexico or the US.

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I'm a tax professional and the answer is yes!!! You can deduct anything over 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. The expenses include the actual surgery, cost of travel and even the cost of hotel stay. For example I had to travel 2 hours to get my sleeve, the surgeon required I stay in town for 1 week. All the expenses I incurred from this trip I will be deducting. This includes the procedure, prescriptions, copays, hotel, food and gas. With that said you probably spent more $$ on pre op work as well those items can also be included. I have a growing list where I am tracking every single thing I am spending on medical expenses.

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I read that if you get audited, you also have to show proof of medical necessity. I calculated it in last year and it didn't change anything so I didn't risk it.

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I read that if you get audited' date=' you also have to show proof of medical necessity. I calculated it in last year and it didn't change anything so I didn't risk it.[/quote']

I'm hoping it will offset the taxing from taking $$ from my 401K.

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I read that if you get audited, you also have to show proof of medical necessity. I calculated it in last year and it didn't change anything so I didn't risk it.

If anyone had surgery with Dr. Aceves you can call/email Gaby or Nina and they will send you a letter for the surgery. At least that was done for me a couple of years ago.

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If anyone had surgery with Dr. Aceves you can call/email Gaby or Nina and they will send you a letter for the surgery. At least that was done for me a couple of years ago.

I did and they did. :-)

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I have claimed all my surgeries in MX and the US. Never had an issue and I use an accountant.

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How much do you get back?

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I was a self pay in the US and yes I did claim this and all other medical deductiions, I also claimed all my dental, eye, perscriptions, milage to doctor appointments ect... my tax person help me out with this, made a huge difference I would of had to pay this year but ended up with getting I think 5 grand back

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Dang....wish it would help us. My costs are below 7.5%. Maybe i should get something else done this year :)

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Dang....wish it would help us. My costs are below 7.5%. Maybe i should get something else done this year :)

When was the last time you visited a dentist of eye doctor? Perhaps it's time!

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