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I am am legal guardian to m 93 yr old Aunt. She is in a state sponsored institution but I buy her clothes, shoes, bedding etc. Can I claim any of that on my taxes? I've been her guardian for three years but never thought to check.
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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 1 year ago
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Unfortunately none are deductible - these are considered as gifts - and because these are gifts to a specific individual - you may not deduct these.

Your only option - to claim her as a dependent - but in order to qualify - in additional to other requirements - you must provide more than 50% of her own support.

Sorry if you expected differently.

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