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My wife's mother has lived with us since October 2013. My son cared for her for every hour my wife worked. Can I pay my son and write off his pay as a tax deduction?

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If at all possible, MIL should be the one paying for her care.
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If the need for care is substantiated and ordered by a physician, yes. You pay him an agreed wage, from MIL's funds, and you do the proper payroll tax withholding and issue a W-2 at the end of the year. (If you are in the US) You do not get the deduction, but the patient MIL does.
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No... You could bring your MIL to a Elder Law Attorney and have him write up a care agreement in which your MIL pays both your wife and son. If you pay him from your own account that's not tax deductible..
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