Discussion:Medical Expense for a Non dependant

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Caryncpa (talk|edits) said:

24 April 2007
I have a client who pays all of her daughters medical bills. She also pays for over 1/2 of the support for her daugher including her long term health care. Can she deduct her daughers medical bills on her return.

Jdugancpa (talk|edits) said:

24 April 2007
Only if daughter qualifies as a dependent. (Your title indicates daughter is not a dependent).

Caryncpa (talk|edits) said:

24 April 2007
The daughter does not qualify as her dependant because she is over 19 and not a full time student under the age 24. What I have been reading she can qualify as a qualifying relative and if the mother pays over 1/2 her support she doesnt have to meet the gross income test. Please clarify.Thank-you

CATAXES (talk|edits) said:

24 April 2007
You are correct. Medical deduction "dependent" does not need to meet same tests as "dependent for exemption". Gross income test is dropped.

Riley2 (talk|edits) said:

24 April 2007
Under Sec. 213(a), only tests A, C, and D of Sec. 152(d)(1) need be satisfied to qualify for the medical expense deduction. The gross income test is not relevant here.

A) Relationship.

C) Support.

D) Not a qualifying child.

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