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Tax Question. I am in a personal care home and was certified by a physician as needing care in a personal care home. Is the cost of the personal care home tax deductible?
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 years ago
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Hi,
If you were certified as needing the car by a physician, the likely answer is yes.
But to provide a more careful, useful & thoughtful answer...
IRS puts is this way:
You can include medical expenses, cost of meals and lodging in one these facilities if the principal reason for being there is to get medical care.
These expenses can be deducted for you, yourself or a dependent.
BUT, if the reason for being in a care facility is purely personal, (convenience, if you will) you cannot include the cost of meals and lodging. (You can only include the cost of the medical expenses or nursing care).
So again, since it was certified by the doctor, as NEEDING this care, the answer is YES. it's tax deductible.
Lane
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