Deducting Nursing Home Expenses: What You Need to Know

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Deducting Nursing Home Expenses: What You Need to Know

In this episode, Dr. Friday delves into a common question many face: Can you deduct nursing home expenses for a loved one on your tax return? Discover the criteria that allow for these deductions and ensure you’re not missing out on potential tax savings. Plus, learn how to determine if someone can be considered your dependent for tax purposes.


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And this is happening more and more. My father is in a nursing home and I pay for the entire cost. Can I deduct these expenses on my tax return? And the yes, the answer is, if you’re paying for this person’s care and they can’t afford it themselves, then that person might be able to be your dependent and therefore their nursing is. If you or your spouse or your dependent is in nursing or primary care, then the entire nursing home cost, including meals and lodging, is deductible as a medical expense. You may want to look at this because a lot of times people forget that they can take this deduction on their tax returns. Call me, 615-367-0819.

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