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wmckinleyjones
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For 'other' medical expenses is a caretaker deductible?

Someone who came in 3 times a week and to make sure meds and vitals were taken and exercise done.
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MargaretL
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For 'other' medical expenses is a caretaker deductible?

Yes, it is deductible in "Other Expenses" in the Medical section. You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for nursing services. The services need not be performed by a nurse as long as the services are of a kind generally performed by a nurse. This includes services connected with caring for the patient's condition, such as giving medication or changing dressings, as well as bathing and grooming the patient. These services can be provided in your home or another care facility.

Generally, only the amount spent for nursing services is a medical expense. If the attendant also provides personal and household services, amounts paid to the attendant must be divided between the time spent performing household and personal services and the time spent for nursing services.

Data entry: 

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions and Credits
  3. Scroll down to Medical, select Medical Expenses, follow the prompts - enter your total care expenses in "other" expenses, create your own description and enter amount

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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

For 'other' medical expenses is a caretaker deductible?

Yes, it is deductible in "Other Expenses" in the Medical section. You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for nursing services. The services need not be performed by a nurse as long as the services are of a kind generally performed by a nurse. This includes services connected with caring for the patient's condition, such as giving medication or changing dressings, as well as bathing and grooming the patient. These services can be provided in your home or another care facility.

Generally, only the amount spent for nursing services is a medical expense. If the attendant also provides personal and household services, amounts paid to the attendant must be divided between the time spent performing household and personal services and the time spent for nursing services.

Data entry: 

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions and Credits
  3. Scroll down to Medical, select Medical Expenses, follow the prompts - enter your total care expenses in "other" expenses, create your own description and enter amount

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