Is sign language considered a medical expense for 1099 purposes?

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Q. (cont'd.) Also if a doctor is a preceptor for a class, is that a medical expense or non-employee compensation on a 1099?

A. I spoke with IRS information specialist Mrs. Ford (#1002444774) who stated that although sign language is a service, it’s not a medical service, so it wouldn’t be classified as a medical expense. The same applies to the doctor serving as a preceptor for a class. The doctor is performing a service, but not a medical service. So again, this is not classified as a medical expense. It would instead be non-employee compensation.

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