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kwilliam2794
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Can I deduct medical expenses on my taxes that I paid for a friend?

 
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VolvoGirl
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Can I deduct medical expenses on my taxes that I paid for a friend?

No that was just a gift to them.  Do you claim him as a dependent on your tax return?

kwilliam2794
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Can I deduct medical expenses on my taxes that I paid for a friend?

@VolvoGirl I do not claim them as a dependent, can it be considered a charity donation?

BillM223
Employee Tax Expert

Can I deduct medical expenses on my taxes that I paid for a friend?

No, a charitable contribution must be made to an organization that is recognized as a charity by the IRS; it cannot be made to an individual.

 

No, as Volvogirl said, this is simple a gift from you to your friend. You get no deduction but your friend does not have to declare it as income.

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