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susana-a
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Can I claim a deduction for cash I paid to my adult daughter for her son's medical expenses?

 
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Rachel_W
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Can I claim a deduction for cash I paid to my adult daughter for her son's medical expenses?

No, unfortunately, you can't claim a deduction for cash you paid your daughter for her son's medical expenses if you are not claiming him as a Dependent.

The IRS only allows you to deduct medical expenses for yourself and those that you are claiming as a Dependent.

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Rachel_W
Level 4

Can I claim a deduction for cash I paid to my adult daughter for her son's medical expenses?

No, unfortunately, you can't claim a deduction for cash you paid your daughter for her son's medical expenses if you are not claiming him as a Dependent.

The IRS only allows you to deduct medical expenses for yourself and those that you are claiming as a Dependent.

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Hal_Al
Level 15

Can I claim a deduction for cash I paid to my adult daughter for her son's medical expenses?

What you paid constitutes  a gift to you daughter. So it counts as her paying the medical bills. She can deduct it, if she qualifies to itemize deductions.

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