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IRS Publications are very hard to interpret. I am trying to figure out if I can use my mother-in-law's Medical and Dental Expenses as a deduction. She does not qualify as a Dependent as her Gross Income is over $4,050, and we have to file her taxes under Single. We do, however, provide over half of her support. Her income was $20,000 and her expenses were $45,000, so we provide over $25,000, which is over half. We have been paying over half for a few years, not sure if we missed out on that deduction. If we did, can we send a revised return. We don't want to put up any Red Flags for the IRS. Thank you for your help.
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If the only reason you cannot claim your mother-in-law as a dependent is because she earned over $4050 then you are allowed to claim her medical expenses you paid in 2017 as a deduction.

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