The Senate and Congressional income tax bills propose to eliminate itemized medical deductions. For the elderly, who depend on pensions and social security income, and who require nursing homes and private caregivers, this deduction is essential. Nursing home expenses and caregiver costs can easily exceed $100,000 annually. If an elderly individual with an annual income of $80,000 is forced to pay taxes on the $80,000, this individual will not have the financial resources for necessary living expenses.
Larry Goldsmith is a partner and director of litigation services at CJBS, LLC. Mr. Goldsmith is regularly engaged to be a financial forensic expert witness in matters of divorce and business litigation.
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