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Can a parent claim medical expenses paid by a qualifying dependent child living with parent?

soniabrusca
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TaxGuyBill
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No, I'm not aware of anything that would allow somebody to claim a medical expense that they did not pay.

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TaxGuyBill
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Are you saying the dependent-child paid for the expenses?  And parent wants to claim the deduction?
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soniabrusca
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child is nineteen and a full time student no income, yes parent wants to claim the deduction.
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TaxGuyBill
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No, I'm not aware of anything that would allow somebody to claim a medical expense that they did not pay.

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