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kathyann4
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I SUFFER With MS SHOULD MY HUSBAND TAKE THE EXPNSES AS LONGTERM CARE

 
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AndreaG
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I SUFFER With MS SHOULD MY HUSBAND TAKE THE EXPNSES AS LONGTERM CARE

If you qualify to itemize your deductions, you can deduct your unreimbursed medical expenses that are in excess of 10% of your adjusted gross income OR 7.5% of your adjusted gross income if at least 65 years old as of the end of 2016. There are specific requirements for expenses to be considered for longterm care. Even if they dont qualify as long term care, it doesnt mean they cant be deducted. Please refer to page 11 of pub 502 under the heading, "long term care" for additional information. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf

Please refer to the following FAQ for additional information on what types of medical expenses you can deduct. https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4774889   https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4774888

To itemize your deductions, you would have to have personal expenses such as medical and dental expenses, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, unreimbursed job expenses and certain miscellaneous expenses, and charitable contributions that when combined together, total more than your standard deduction. For example if you file single, your standard deduction is $6300 so you would have to have personal expenses that total more than $6300.

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