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In 2,014 and 2,015 I was disabled and my husband was my care

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In 2,014 and 2,015 I was disabled and my husband was my care giver, instead of going to a nursing home. Is there some way we can deduct his service on federal or state income tax?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 8 months ago.

Unfortunately no. There's no medical expense deduction allowed for an unpaid family caregiver. If there was a payment involved you would actually come out worse as he would have to pay both Social Security tax and income tax on the payments and then you would only gain an itemized deduction.

Sorry I don't have a better answer. I've experienced the same thing myself in my own family so I know how unfair it seems.

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Steve G.

Expert:  Stephen G. replied 8 months ago.

Just checking in; do you have any follow-up questions?

Expert:  Stephen G. replied 8 months ago.

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