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# The Kivetsky family had an adjusted gross income of $119,245.61. They included medical deductions on Schedule A. They had$14,191 in medical expenses. Medical insurance covered 80% of these expenses. The IRS allows medical and dental expenses deductions for the amount that exceeds 10% of a taxpayer's adjusted gross income. How much can they claim as a medical deduction?

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The Kivetsky family had an adjusted gross income of $\119,254.61$.

They had $\14,191$ in medical expenses. Medical insurance covered 80% of these expenses.

Therefore, they paid $\2,838.20$ out-of-pocket for medical expenses.

The IRS allows medical deductions for the amount that exceeds 10% of a taxpayer's adjusted gross income.

10% of their adjusted gross income is equivalent to $\11,924.56$.

Because their out-of-pocket medical expenses were less than 10% of their adjusted gross income, they can not claim any amount as a medical deduction ($\0$).

$\textbf{Medical expenses paid out-of-pocket}$:

$\14,191 \cdot .20 = \2,838.20$

$\textbf{10\% of adjusted gross income}$:

$\119,245.61 \cdot .10 = \11,924.56$

$\2,838.20<\11,924.56$

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