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Can I deduct medical bills paid in Germany from Swiss taxes?

If I went to a dentist in Germany, is it possible to deduct the medical bills from my Swiss taxes? Or, is this only possible if you go to a Swiss dentist?

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Re: Can I deduct medical bills paid in Germany from Swiss taxes?

Normally, it only becomes an issue if the total costs of illness, which you pay yourself, exceed 5% of your income. Under that, these costs are generally not deductible. Also, pure cosmetic work is not tax deductible.
I can't see it makes a difference where, or in which country, the work is done. The main thing is to have all the accounts in case someone wants to check them.
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Re: Can I deduct medical bills paid in Germany from Swiss taxes?

Hi, This is good to hear. I look forward to hearing from other members if it ever made a difference whether the medical or dental work was done in Switzerland or not.
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Re: Can I deduct medical bills paid in Germany from Swiss taxes?

I've been claiming the very small proportion that my Swiss health insurer covers for dental treatment in Germany, for years. As pointed out, unless your bills are very high and/or you're on a low income, it's not tax deductible.
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Re: Can I deduct medical bills paid in Germany from Swiss taxes?

Hi, Thanks for explaining this further.
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