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lkaiser195
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My mom lives at a Senior Living place and they are a nonprofit organization. Can she deduct her $18,000 a year rent? or as a donation if non-profit?

Can this residential rent paid to a nonprofit organization be deducted another way?

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Texas Roger
Level 15

My mom lives at a Senior Living place and they are a nonprofit organization. Can she deduct her $18,000 a year rent? or as a donation if non-profit?

She received a place to live for the $18,000 of rent so she can't deduct it as a donation. There is no way that I'm aware of to deduct it on a federal tax return unless a portion of it went for medical care.
Vanessa
Level 3

My mom lives at a Senior Living place and they are a nonprofit organization. Can she deduct her $18,000 a year rent? or as a donation if non-profit?

No, the room and board portion of a senior living facility is not deductible under medical expenses.  It is no different than paying rent in an apartment. 

Because she is receiving services (a place to live) in exchange for the $18,000 this is not a donation either.  To be considered a donation, you cannot receive something of value in exchange for the money given.

However, if she is receiving medical care separate from the rent then that is deductible.

The only time the room and board portion is if it is medically necessary to be in the facility, such as when you are hospitalized because you just had surgery and are not able to leave the facility yet. 

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