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You need to go to the IRS web site and have a look at Pub 502; here is a direct link:

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf

It's a little complicated. Long term care insurance premiums appear to qualify (up to a dollar limit), but only if they are associated with a "qualified" LTC insurance plan - of course, that term is carefully defined later. And the insured has to qualify as well - in this case, your mother would have to be your dependent (for tax purposes) or you otherwise would have to be paying more than 1/2 of her support. There's something called a "multiple support agreement" that sort of fits your situation, but that doesn't help all of you - as I read it, only one of you and your siblings would get to deduct their share of qualified LTC premiums under such an agreement. As for your reimbursement to your brother, that won't fly at all as a deduction.

Lorenzo
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