Post: Repayment of "ward of state" costs deductable?
Posted by Michael T on 3/25/11
I am helping my father in law do his income taxes. Back in
1973 he and my mothern in law had a son born prematurely
that had serious brain damage and was made a "ward of the
state" and placed in a state (CT) run nursing home until he
passed away in 1984. Over time the state and nursing home
facilities have all come after my father in law for
repayment. The state took his income tax returns for years
and now a collection agency is collecting payments from
him. Are these payments able to be itemized as "dependant
care expenses" even though his son has been deceased?
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