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I,m 84, 2nd marriage. Wife 83 diagnosed as alzeimers in feb

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I,m 84, 2nd marriage. Wife 83 diagnosed as alzeimers in feb 2010. Then it was discovered wifes' daughter had gen durable POA. I have provided all support in our home and all household expenses other than 20 hrs/wk for a parttime caretaker. apparently i cannot file mfj since wife unable to legally sign. I assume there is no way to claim any deductions since POA is not cooperating but she still says she will not file . Though our assets,IRAs, are separate the POA doesn"t want to file. Is there anyway we can still file jointly and obtain an Innocent spouse relief in case I should not have all her info, or must I file seperately and forget about all the expenses I,ve paid?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  CGCPA replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. I am here to help you resolve your tax and finance concerns. Please feel free to ask anytime you need extra help.

 

Under the circumstances you should really consider using the married filing separate status. You will not be held responsible for anything that is your wife's yet you CAN claim all the things you paid for her care and all the other deductible items for which you paid.

 

This will place some distance between you and the POA .

 

Please feel free to let me know if I can provide additional assistance.

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