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My husband was hospitalized 130 miles away for 4 weeks, are my travel/lodging expenses to see him and bring personal items to him deductible?

 
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JotikaT2
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My husband was hospitalized 130 miles away for 4 weeks, are my travel/lodging expenses to see him and bring personal items to him deductible?

Yes, if you are traveling with your spouse while he is receiving medical care.

 

If this is the case, you can deduct $50 for each night for each person.

 

Medical lodging

 

Medical travel costs

 

However, if you are traveling alone to go visit him, they may not be deductible. 

 

The only time they would be deductible is if you are traveling to visit him if the visits are considered part of his treatment. 

 

I have attached a list of other items that can be included as medical expenses.

 

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JotikaT2
Employee Tax Expert

My husband was hospitalized 130 miles away for 4 weeks, are my travel/lodging expenses to see him and bring personal items to him deductible?

Yes, if you are traveling with your spouse while he is receiving medical care.

 

If this is the case, you can deduct $50 for each night for each person.

 

Medical lodging

 

Medical travel costs

 

However, if you are traveling alone to go visit him, they may not be deductible. 

 

The only time they would be deductible is if you are traveling to visit him if the visits are considered part of his treatment. 

 

I have attached a list of other items that can be included as medical expenses.

 

Article outlining medical expenses

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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