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Do you have to reduce your medical expenses by the long term

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do you have to reduce your medical expenses by the long term care benefits that are received by a chronically ill taxpayer?
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Customer: the taxpayer paid money for nurse and aide care 24/7 before he passed away. he qualifies for medical deductions, but not if he has to reduce the payments by the long term care benefits.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 6 months ago.
Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you. If the long term benefits are from a pre-tax source (tax free assistance, Insurance, state assistance, money that have never been taxed), you cannot include expenses paid with the LTCB in your medical expenses.
Expert:  emc011075 replied 6 months ago.
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