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Disabled Parent dependent care expenses

what other expenditures can be claimed other than as a dependent when caring for a disabled parent? i.e. medical devices, supplies, etc.
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Disabled Parent dependent care expenses

You can include medical expenses you paid for an individual that would have been your dependent except that:

  1. He or she received gross income of $4,050 or more in 2016,

  2. He or she filed a joint return for 2016, or

  3. You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2016 return.

If one of those three reasons is the reason the parent is not your dependent, you can deduct medical expenses you spent for the parent.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000178866

What can you deduct?

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000178885

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Disabled Parent dependent care expenses

You can include medical expenses you paid for an individual that would have been your dependent except that:

  1. He or she received gross income of $4,050 or more in 2016,

  2. He or she filed a joint return for 2016, or

  3. You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2016 return.

If one of those three reasons is the reason the parent is not your dependent, you can deduct medical expenses you spent for the parent.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000178866

What can you deduct?

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000178885

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