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We built a small home on our property for my wife's 96 year old mother to live in so my wife could be close to care for her. Are there any deductions for caring for her mother, or the home we let her live in?

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 1 month ago

You may be allowed to claim her mother as a dependent. As long as her income is below the $4050 amount she would qualify. That would mean her medical costs are also claimed.

Building the home is not a deduction. You are not charging her rent so you cannot use the cost of the home as a deduction.

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