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dski3
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My wife is handicapped and I purchased a walk-in BathTub. Can I claim this on schedule A?

I purchased a Kohler Walk-In Bath for my handicapped wife.

Is this deductible on schedule A?

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Vanessa
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My wife is handicapped and I purchased a walk-in BathTub. Can I claim this on schedule A?

Yes

"Improvements to your home can also be deducted from your income as medical expenses if they are medically necessary.

The cost of installing entrance or exit ramps, modifying bathrooms, lowering cabinets, widening doors and hallways and adding handrails, among others, are home improvements that can be deducted as medical expenses. But the deduction amounts must be reasonable, given their medical purpose, and expenses incurred for aesthetic or architectural reasons cannot be deducted.

In other words, making a residence wheelchair accessible qualifies, but adding a sculpture garden does not.

Additionally, any amounts spent for these improvements that increase the value of your home cannot be claimed as a medical related expense." https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/home-ownership/federal-tax-deductions-for-home-renovation-/L1Xg...

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Vanessa
Level 3

My wife is handicapped and I purchased a walk-in BathTub. Can I claim this on schedule A?

Yes

"Improvements to your home can also be deducted from your income as medical expenses if they are medically necessary.

The cost of installing entrance or exit ramps, modifying bathrooms, lowering cabinets, widening doors and hallways and adding handrails, among others, are home improvements that can be deducted as medical expenses. But the deduction amounts must be reasonable, given their medical purpose, and expenses incurred for aesthetic or architectural reasons cannot be deducted.

In other words, making a residence wheelchair accessible qualifies, but adding a sculpture garden does not.

Additionally, any amounts spent for these improvements that increase the value of your home cannot be claimed as a medical related expense." https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/home-ownership/federal-tax-deductions-for-home-renovation-/L1Xg...

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