March 15, 2013 by Amanda Duffy
Free RV parking is a welcome bonus for our budget-conscious dental patients (and who isn’t these days?) who are trying to make those dollars stretch a little further. The Quechan Casino and Resort welcomes travelers in all vehicles – including 18 wheelers, RVs and trailers – and offers free parking to all.
The Advantages of Free RV Parking at the Quechan Casino and Resort
Snowbirds, retirees and other travelers heading south on the open roads for some warmer weather will find the Quechan Casino and Resort a convenient place to stop. Yuma is only 8 miles away and Los Algodones a mere two miles away. The Quechan can’t be beaten for its location to Los Algodones – which may be an important consideration if you need to be at a dentist in Los Algodones early in the morning.
Although there are plenty of opportunities for free camping and parking – or dispersed recreation camping – on public lands sometimes you need a few more facilities than just the stars and scenery.
While there aren’t the hook-ups available at Quechan Casino and Resort that would be at a campsite, travelers should be able to get around this somewhat by using the facilities at the resort. There are plenty of bars, dining facilities and an enormous pool. Cool off with a leisurely swim, drift around a lazy river or just relax on one of the poolside beds with a long, cool drink. All seem like a reasonable exchange for the lack of hook-ups. There is also late-night entertainment with bands and other artistes playing and, of course, the casino.
Free RV parking can reduce your daily costs substantially by not paying campsite fees. To ensure the continued provision of free RV parking please be considerate and remember to leave the area clean and tidy
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March 11, 2013 by Amanda Duffy
Tax deductions for medical expenses allow patients to claim tax relief on expenses for medical and dental costs providing they meet a minimum threshold.
The good news is that tax relief for dental care costs is also included. For dental patients choosing to visit a dentist in Costa Rica, Mexico, or anywhere else for that matter, tax free allowances could reduce the costs of their dental treatment still further.
With tax returns due imminently, here’s a few pointers when calculating and claiming your tax deductions.
Claim Tax Deductions for Medical Expenses on expenditure above 7.5% of your AGI
Ultimately, for the 2012 tax year you are eligible to deduct any health care expenses which are equivalent to, or greater than, 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). If your expenditure is less than this you will not be able to claim it as tax deductible. However, there are a few perfectly legitimate ways in which to maximize your expenditure.
Qualifying expenses include your spouses and your dependents, as well as your own health care costs. It is not hard to see how these aggregated expenses can soon mount up. Furthermore, although it is generally advised to spread the cost of major treatments over a number of years, it may be more prudent from a tax relief perspective to do it all in one year. For patients having major dental work this is something to bear in mind.
Dental patients who go abroad for their treatment save even more
The IRS lists a comprehensive range of qualifying dental and medical conditions where tax deductions for medical expenses are allowable. These are updated regularly, but eligible claims may also include the costs of diagnosing, preventing disease, and prescription drug as well as the actual treatment costs.
However, more surprising and less well known is that travel and accommodation charges may be included as a qualifying expense – provided they are incurred primarily as a result of essential dental care. For patients traveling to other countries for dental treatment this could amount to a huge reduction on overall expenditure.
So, visiting a dentist in Costa Rica could not only save you up to 70% on comparable costs at home, but also reduce your tax bill. Now that is something to smile about.
Further information and advice regarding tax reductions for medical expenses is available from the IRS, or from your accountant.
GetTax Relief on Dental Treatment Abroad (Image by: Dennis Jarvis)
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