Many medical care consumers don't realize that they can deduct the cost of medical miles -- the miles driven to and from medical appointments and to pharmacies to pick up prescription medications -- on federal taxes. The Internal Revenue Service allows taxpayers to get a break on takes when you itemize and spend more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income on medical expenses, as long as yo...u track the miles driven for medical purposes and report them on your taxes.For 2013 the threshold has risen to 10 percent of your adjusted gross income on medical expenses.
Keep a mileage log all year. Document the amount of miles you drive to go to doctor's appointments, pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy, purchase or pick up medical equipment, or travel for any other medical purpose.
Add the total number of miles you drove for medical purposes and multiply by 23 cents a mile.For 2013 medical miles has increased to 24 cents a mile.