For people who find themselves spending significant sums for the services of caregivers/personal care assistants (PCAs), the good news is that some of those expenses may be recouped.
The three primary areas to check out in this regard are child and dependent care expenses; unreimbursed business/employment expenses related to disability; and medical and dental expenses.
Medical and dental expenses
Many taxpayers don’t claim all the income tax breaks they’re due. The rule of thumb is: Any dollars you spend compensating for the effects of disability that your nondisabled neighbor didn’t have to spend may be deductible.
Publications by the Internal Revenue Service (see www.irs.gov) indicate these possible deductions:
See IRS publication 502.