Tax deduction on medical expenses for senior citizens

May 13, 2019

Myself and my wife are senior citizens. I pay for our medical treatments and medicines. All payments are made using netbanking or cards. Can I claim tax deduction for these expenses?

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May 13, 2019
For FY 2019-20, Section 80D of the income tax act allows deduction of upto Rs 50,000 for medical expenses incurred by senior citizens, if and only if they are not covered by any health insurance. However if you are a 'super senior citizen' i.e. above 80 years of age, you are allowed to deduct upto Rs 50,000 for any medical expenditure (inclusive of insurance premiums).

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