Tracking medical mileage (US)


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Sparky

I searched Google for the past 4 years and didn't see any direct way to
do this (track medical mileage). I've seen the offset method, but the
mileage figure can't go directly to Sched. A. I'm using Q 2004 Deluxe,
R. 5.

The closest fit I can find searching Q's help is the business mileage
tracker if I unlock the Business feature ($30).

How are other US residents doing this?

TIA
 
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Dick Weaver

Sparky said:
I searched Google for the past 4 years and didn't see any direct way to
do this (track medical mileage). I've seen the offset method, but the
mileage figure can't go directly to Sched. A. I'm using Q 2004 Deluxe,
R. 5.
I don't track medical mileage, I track service dates at medical
providers (I enter medical amounts billed using the service date, not
the payment date. I also make entries when there is no charge, the
mileage still counts). The QUicken record of service dates is my log.

At year end I compute medical mileage: the number of service dates for
a provider times the mileage from home to provider. Multiply that total
mileage by the IRS allowed cost/mile and enter that result into Quicken
using a medical mileage category.

What are you referring to when you write "but the mileage figure can't
go directly to Sched. A."?

thanks
dick w
 
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Sparky

Dick said:
I don't track medical mileage, I track service dates at medical
providers (I enter medical amounts billed using the service date, not
the payment date. I also make entries when there is no charge, the
mileage still counts). The QUicken record of service dates is my log.

At year end I compute medical mileage: the number of service dates for
a provider times the mileage from home to provider. Multiply that total
mileage by the IRS allowed cost/mile and enter that result into Quicken
using a medical mileage category.
Thanks, I saw this when I Googled earlier and it'll certainly work; but
I was hoping for something more elegant.
What are you referring to when you write "but the mileage figure can't
go directly to Sched. A."?
Using the offset method I could end up with a total of 100, but 100
miles \= $100

There's no line I know of where we enter miles, just the dollars.
 
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Dannie

Since I have Works as a data base I have a Medical Data Base. Here I can
spell out wife vs myself, categories such as Doctors,Medicine, Other, date
of service, what was done, cost (generally our copay), month year for a
later Budget Report, insurance premiums and of course mileage. This way I
can generate a monthly/yearly report in which I can calculate mileage costs.
One major thing is that each line item (1...etc) is supported by paper
documents (same #) in that same order. Makes for easy back checking should
it be necessary.
Dannie
 
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Dick Weaver

Sparky said:
[snip] ...
Using the offset method I could end up with a total of 100, but 100
miles \= $100

There's no line I know of where we enter miles, just the dollars.
True. You multiply the mileage by the allowed rate and enter the dollar
amount in the amount field. Enter the mileage and rate in the memo
field for an audit trail.

dick e
 

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