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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Jan 13, 2011.


My father went into a nursing home this year and then after 4 months passed away is any of his care (all out of pocket)deductable on his wifes income tax? Thanks for your response


Yes.   Nursing homes are deductible medical expenses on Schedule A to the extent the they exceed 7.5% of his Adjusted Gross income. 

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