Are expenses incurred from home caregivers and costs for durable equipment deductible?

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I am filing taxes for my parents who live in MD.

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I planned to consult my CPA, but I thought I'd ask the question to see if anyone has had any experience in this area. Thanks for your responses.
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ip2day, this is something you need to check with the IRS or CPA or an experienced income tax person. The deductibles like this are very complex, all depends on certain requirements. And it could vary from State to State.

Example my Dad was able to deduct his caregivers at his house, he was fall risk. But once he moved into Assisted Living it became questionable on what could be deducted or not.
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You need to consult a CPA or tax preparer in your area. Short answer is that sometimes they can be. Depending on whether they are filing together or as your dependents, depending on their ages (health care expenses are reduced by up to 10% of adjusted gross income before you can deduct a dime as an itemized expense but the adjustment depends on age of filers), depending on whether they are itemizing deductions or using standard deduction, depends on the type of care and equipment health vs. custodial, the factors are too variable to make a quick and ACCURATE determination for you. Best to be sure with taxes, especially since state deductions and federal deductions do not always match.
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