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We have just found out our daughter has extremly bad ...

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We have just found out our daughter has extremly bad allergies and need to replace all of our carpet with hardwoods or tile. Can any portion of this be a tax deduction since it is for Medical reasons?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 8 years ago.


You may be entitled to a partial deduction for the improvements.

You would take the value of your home after the improvement and subtract the value of your home before the improvement. If this amount is less than the cost of the improvement, the difference would be includible as a medical expense.

I have included a link to IRS Publication 502. See page 6 regarding capital expenditures.


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