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Tax Expert Tips for Family Caregivers

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Christopher Cherico
Christopher Cherico

Introducing Christoper Cherico, Enrolled Agent


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Close up of exemptions on 1040 tax form
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Basics: Claiming a loved one as a dependent


Dentures and glasses are deductible as medical expenses.
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What types of expenses are deductible?


Staff member talking with client in adult day care facility
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Can services be deducted?


Tax advice from advisor
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What is the other condition?


Automatic stair lift
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Must items to be deducted be prescribed?


Receipts
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How should I keep track of expenses?


Using a single credit card for medical purchases can help with paperwork
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What paperwork and tax forms do I need?


Filing 1040
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Do I need special tax forms?


Frustrated doing taxes
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Do I have to hire help with taxes?


Handing documents to tax professional
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So hiring a tax expert is likely preferable?


Audit
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Avoiding red flags with the IRS


Thank you to our tax expert


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.