I may be overthinking this.
Client is now receiving her Long Term Care benefits (reimbursement amount, so nontaxable).
Question: When I total all her medical expenses do I need to then subtract the dollar amount of benefits received from LTC from her total medical expense to get to her medical deduction??
Then of course I would apply the 10% reduction on Schedule A.
I have tried hard to find an answer, but no definitive answer seems to be available.
Thank you, Pattg2
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YOU dont apply the 10% limitation (and its not 10% anymore), the program will make the adjustment for the 7.5% limitation as required...you input the full amount of deductible medical expenses.
I would subtract the LTC benefits from the LTC costs only. Also, I think there's a $370 daily limit on nontaxable benefits. I haven't seen any returns where benefits exceeded costs, but I have a couple clients who are paying on two policies (not sure why) so might profit from dementia or other ailments. Also, policies that cover in-home nursing care might pay more than $11K/month.