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07-01-2017 01:51 PM
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It can be, but it must be medically necessary for your son's condition and if primarily used to treat his condition, and if recommended by a doctor. Make sure you document the recommendation, etc. so that you have something to show if asked a question by the IRS. It would be deductible in the medical expenses section of Schedule A.
Note that the Schedule A deduction is equal to the total of all of your medical expenses less 10% of your adjusted gross income. Your Schedule A deductions must also be greater than your standard deduction amount in order for Schedule A to be beneficial.
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