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My 97 year old mother has 24 hour care in her home. She is paying about 2000/week for the services. Can she deduct these expenses

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She pays for the Home care out of her savings and mutual fund accounts.

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I have records of the payments and the workers are acting as independent contractors

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These are considered tax deductible expenses and are deductible on Schedule A as medical expenses.

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