Answer: Taxpayers can deduct medical expenses paid for some individuals who don’t qualify for the dependency exemption, such as a parent for whom the taxpayer provides over half the support.
Medical expenses in excess of 7.5% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) are deductible as itemized deductions on Schedule A.
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