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Liz, who is single, travels frequently on business.

Liz, who is single, travels frequently on business. Art, Liz’s 84-year-old dependent grandfather, lived with Liz until this year when he moved to Granite Falls Nursing Home because he needs daily medical and nursing care. During the year, Liz made the following payments to Granite Falls on behalf of Art:

Room at Granite Falls
$36,300

Meals for Art
7,260

Doctor and nurse fees
5,610

Cable TV service for Art’s room
660

Total
$49,830



Granite Falls has medical staff in residence. Disregarding the 7.5 percent floor, how much, if any, of these expenses qualifies for a medical expense deduction by Liz?

This question was asked on Mar 28, 2010.

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