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rudyandbj
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Does cancer qualify as chronically ill?

 
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DanielV01
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Does cancer qualify as chronically ill?

Yes, this qualifies.  Typically speaking, chronically ill and permanent conditions include cancer and other illnesses that are either terminal or prone to recur.  Even if it wasn't a "chronic" illness, I'm quite certain that the home health care would still be a qualifying medical expense.

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DanielV01
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Does cancer qualify as chronically ill?

Is this for the determination if it will qualify someone as your qualifying child, or what is the purpose of the question?
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rudyandbj
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Does cancer qualify as chronically ill?

To determine if home heath care is a medical expense that can be deducted.
rudyandbj
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Does cancer qualify as chronically ill?

Do you have to pay employment taxes on a nonfamily caregiver if they are private duty and not thru an agency in this case?
DanielV01
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Does cancer qualify as chronically ill?

Likely, but not a guarantee.  See this website: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/family-caregivers-and-self-employment-... is a link on that website for Publication 526 (Household Employees) that goes into greater detail.  If you are required to report the taxes, these will be reported on Schedule H if you have not withheld them through the year.  But look through the materials, and feel free to ask additional questions.
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DanielV01
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Does cancer qualify as chronically ill?

Yes, this qualifies.  Typically speaking, chronically ill and permanent conditions include cancer and other illnesses that are either terminal or prone to recur.  Even if it wasn't a "chronic" illness, I'm quite certain that the home health care would still be a qualifying medical expense.

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