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Motel Lodging Expense - Cancer Treatments

Certain limitations apply. The costs for lodging while receiving treatment at a licensed hospital or outpatient clinic is limited to $50 per night per person. If both parents travel with the child then $100 is allowed as the maximum lodging deduction per day. This amount would be added to the other medical expenses subject to your 10% / 7.5% AGI limitation on IRS Schedule A for itemized deductions.

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