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It doesn't happen often, but I disagree with Peter's reasoning,

Hey Phil--

When I'm wrong, it's OK with me to say so. Upon some (brief) reflection, I know I've heard that medical expenses could be deductable for a parent (-in-law). It just didn't come to mind at the right time.

And I'll happily learn about the gift tax issues. I really didn't know that the payment of medical expenses was a gift-tax-free transfer. Ya gotta keep learnin' these things.


PS - Besides, I've got a good excuse. We're adopting a son and I've been a bit distracted. We get to pick him up on Tuesday.
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