If you are able to claim her as a dependent on your tax return, you can claim her medical expenses too. The amount she can earn for 2015 is $4,000.
Here are some of the basic rules:
- Have been a citizen or resident of the United States, or a resident of Canada or Mexico.
- Did not file a joint income tax return with anyone else.
- Received more than half his or her support from you.
- Had less than $4,000 of income for the entire year. (Generally that amount does not include Social Security benefits.)
Turbo Tax does an excellent job with determining who qualifies as a dependent.
Can I claim my relative or friend as a dependent?
Where to enter medical expenses in TurboTax: While inside the software and working on your return, type medical expenses, sch a in the Search at the top of the screen (you may see a magnifying glass there). There will be a popup that says Jump to medical expenses, sch a. Select that to get to the general area.
Please see the following link for a comprehensive list of deductible medical expenses. IRS Medical Expenses
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