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Family caregivers often share the burden when it comes to their loved ones' medical expenses. If you can claim your care recipient as a dependent on your taxes, you may be able to write off some of their health care costs, too.

Answers to tax questions and IRS forms: Can I claim my parent as a dependent? Can I claim medical expenses? Do I pay taxes on money my parents give to offset expenses?

Dependency is the basis for many different tax credits and deductions for caregivers. If you and your loved one meet these IRS conditions, you may be entitled to an exemption.