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Can I deduct on my tax return medical expenses paid by me

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for a family member who is...
Can I deduct on my tax return medical expenses paid by me for a family member
who is in assisted living? This is my mother.
I have filed her return for many years, and always as a separate individual.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Tax
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Tax Professional: Stephen G., Sr Income Tax Expert replied 1 year ago
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If she is in the Assisted Living facility for medical reasons, usually the facility publishes a percentage of their fees that may be considered medical expense.

You will need to check with the Administrator to see what they have on this.

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Tax Professional: Stephen G., Sr Income Tax Expert replied 1 year ago

You wouldn't be able to deduct the expense on your own return if she isn't your dependent.

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