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Our 30-year-old daughter suffered a stroke and has been disabled

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Our 30-year-old daughter suffered a stroke and has been disabled since 12/2014. My husband and I are her legal guardians in Wisconsin. She has been hospitalized or at a brain injury rehabilitation center for all of 2015. Can we claim her as a dependent on our 2015 taxes? Can we use the money we have paid for her medical expenses during calendar year 2015 as a medical deduction?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you with your tax question today.
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I am sure this is a very stressful situation for your entire family.
You most certainly can claim your daughter as a dependent on your tax return and claim the medical expenses on Schedule A if you itemize. Any amount which is over 10% of your AGI will be deductible on Schedule A.
The following link contains information regarding claiming a dependent:
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Rules-for-Claiming-a-Dependent-on-Your-Tax-Return/INF12139.html
Please let me know if you require further information or clarification.
Thank you and best regards,
Barb
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
It's been my pleasure.

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