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I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's condition
Nursing care received at home are considered medical expenses and are fully deductible
is not a nurse. A lady with a kind heart and very competent
The caregiver expenses must meet two criteria. One is that the care must be prescribed by a medical provider - for example, the doctor orders that she must have a caregiver (does not have to be a nurse)
and the individual must be chronically ill, which based on your question she is
And this would be deductible as a medical expense, which is subject to the 7.5% floor of AGI
does the lady have to claim wages on her taxes?
Yes, she does
Any time you receive money for providing a service it is taxable.
7.5 of adjusted gross income....my income? and I'm retired and 25000 is anual income. so can only deduct 7.5 % of 25000. is that correct?
You can deduct any expense that is above 7.5% of your income
am I responsibe for checking the ladies SS#? do I 1099 her?
Yes, and technically you should be withholding taxes and issuing her a W-2. It's pretty complex, but you can get a local professional to do it for you for a couple hundred bucks
thats it for me
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