Medical Expenses: You may deduct certain medical expenses that you paid during the year for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. However, you cannot deduct expenses for which you were reimbursed. Only expenses in excess of 2% of your income may be deducted. You may also deduct qualified Archer MSA contributions. Use Worksheet E to calculate your deduction for medical expenses/Archer MSA contributions.
Allowable Medical Expenses
Medical expenses means nonreimbursed payments for physicians, dental and other medical fees, prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, hospital care, nursing care, medicines and drugs, prosthetic devices, X-rays, and other diagnostic services conducted by or directed by a physician or dentist. In addition, medical expenses may also include amounts paid for transportation primarily for and essential to medical care and insurance (including amounts paid as premiums under Part B of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, relating to supplementary medical insurance for the aged) covering medical care. As a general rule, medical expenses allowed for federal income tax purposes will be allowed for New Jersey income tax purposes.
DO NOT INCLUDE:
Contributions you made to an Archer MSA or any amounts paid or disbursed from an Archer MSA that have been excluded from gross income.