Deductibility of medical tourism expenses
Asked Mar 23, 2008, 07:55 AM
Since I am self-employed, I have a catastrophic health insurance policy that does not include outpatient testing or doctors visits.
I need to have a diagnostic test commonly done for those of us over 50. I am thinking of having it done in a medical center in Costa Rica. The test would be a fraction of the cost of having done in the US.
What parts of the trip would be deductible as legitimate medical expenses? Airfare? Hotel? Food?
Note: I am not thinking this as a vacation. I would take a long weekend at most.