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Here is some helpful information that might help your financial situation. Many of the expenses incurred in this treatment may be tax deductible and information is available in IRS Publication 17 – “Your Federal Income Tax” and IRS Publication 502 “Medical and Dental Expenses”. Certain medical expenses may be deducted if you itemize on Schedule A (Form 1040). Deductions which apply to IVF are:

  • Fees for fertility enhancement (procedures such as in vitro fertilization, including temporary storage of eggs and sperm)
  • Fees for doctors and surgeons (sonograms, egg retrieval, anesthesia)
  • Fees for hospital services, laboratory, surgical, obstetrical, nursing and x-ray services (blood tests, sperm evaluation)
  • Cost of transportation for needed medical care (air fare, mileage -55 cents/mile for 2009- or out of pocket expenses -cost of gas, oil- not including general maintenance expenses)
  • Medical and hospital insurance premiums
  • Prescribed medicine (all IVF drugs)
  • Lodging necessary for medical treatment ($50/night per person – limited to two people – the person receiving treatment and a companion)