How do I claim expenses for taking care of my uncle who has dementia, like travel expense, gas, preparing meals, paying bills etc?

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If you are providing more than 50% of your uncle's financial support you may take him as a dependent and may be able to deduct the expenses you outlined as such.
Alternatively, you may wish to enter into a Personal Caregiver Agreement with him whereby he compensates you for your time and/or expenses.
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Consult an elderly care attorney, any attorney for that matter or someone who is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and does taxes all the time--not just during tax season. Hope it helps. Good luck!
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How and where to I get a Personal Caregiver Agreement?
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I was appointed guardian for my adult aunt who has dementia and lives in a nursing home. Her only income is SS and she gets to keep $50 a month for expenses. I am having to provide everything else she needs such as pull up diapers (she refuses to wear those provided by nursing home), clothes, soap, lotion, etc. This has been going on for 7 yrs. Is there any way I can claim any of this on my income taxes?
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I am a RN in Ohio, and have worked as a travel nurse. I am in the process of getting my Florida RN license. If I go to Florida for 2 months to take care of my mother (87) who needs 24 hour care, and get paid by my father (91) can I deduct travel expenses, room and board, or per diem when I do my taxes? Payment is not through Medicaid. Right now he is paying for round the clock caregivers.
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My mom stays with me on week-ends and someone comes to her house during the week. I have a caregiver agreement. I cannot claim her as a dependent but can I take expenses as a deduction to my taxes such as use of a room. Mileage, and food while she stays here?
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Syrupsally, if you work as an *independent contractor*, thus have a caregiver agreement, you might be able to deduct expenses that you pay for being a caregiver, such as mileage and supplies that you use that aren't reimbursed. You would need to check with an income tax preparer about the other items you had mentioned.
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