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I have a question, I paid for my brothers hospital fees can I claim this as my medical expense

Posted 31 July 2015 under Tax Questions

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Michelle says:
31 July 2015 at 10:22

Thank you for your valuable help. I have a question, I paid for my brothers hospital fees can I claim this as my medical expense. The costs were quite high.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
31 July 2015 at 16:11

Is your brother financially dependent on you?


Michelle says:
31 July 2015 at 16:26

He has a menial job and I do take care of his day to day needs. He resides with me and I take care of all the financial responsibilities including day to day needs.So yes I am the primary breadwinner who takes care of all the necessities at home.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
31 July 2015 at 16:34

Yes then you can claim his expenses as he is financially dependent on you.


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