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Ask A CPA - Caregivers - Helping Relatives

What Are Some Of The Deductions A Caregiver Can Take?

A family Caregiver may qualify for various tax deductions and credits provide they meet certain criteria. You can take a parent or qualified relative as a dependent deduction on your tax return if certain tests are met including income and support. Secondly, a family caregiver may also be able to claim medical expenses they paid on behalf of their parent or relative as an itemized deduction on Schedule A of their tax return.

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