I've become employed for the first time since my injury (well "gainfully employed" to use the SS term). I started working in June, so I have a little over 6 months of income on 2016 taxes. I haven't filed taxes since my disability and I think I forgot how this works.
But my main question is can I use medical expenses as a tax deduction?
I don't have too much crazy medical expenses, but if I go through my credit card statements and EOBs, I'm sure I can find a couple thousand in medical expenses. I'm just not sure if it's worth all of my time, because from my googling of it, it's not worthwhile unless you have > 10% of your pretax income as medical expenses. Also I've got SSDI throughout the year, so if that becomes taxable I'm quite sure I wouldn't be close to the limit.
But this might be more relevant next year as I'm getting a new wheelchair and it looks like out of pocket is gonna be close to $3,000.
If you've got any ideas where I can find these answers I'd appreciate it.