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Itemized Deductions/Standard Deductions - Medical, Nursing Home, Special Care Expenses


Rev. date: 2/2010


My father is in a nursing home and I pay for the entire cost. Can I deduct the expenses on my tax return?

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Nursing home expenses are allowable as medical expenses in certain instances.

To determine if your father qualifies as your dependent for this purpose, refer to Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.