Individual Taxpayers

Deductibility of Premium Payments
Individuals who purchase and pay for Tax-Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance policies for themselves, their spouses, and their tax dependents may claim the premiums paid as deductible personal medical expenses if the Individual itemizes his or her taxes (See Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sec. 213(a) and IRC Sec. 213(d)(1)(D)).

However, any Tax-Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance expenses are deductible only to the extent that the individual's total unreimbursed medical care expenses exceed 7.5% of his or her Adjusted Gross Income.

Further, the amount of the Tax-Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance premiums that may be deducted is subject to the following dollar limits based on the insured's attained age before the close of the tax year (IRC Sec 213(d)(10)).

Age Eligible Premium 2021 Limit Eligible Premium 2020 Limit
40 and Younger $450 $430
41 - 50 $850 $810
51 - 60 $1,690 $1,630
61 - 70 $4,520 $4,350
71 and Older $5,640 $5,430


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