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Hello fellow Fools, here's my query.
My husband is planning to have hip replacement surgery early next year, and we are planning to replace the bath in the first floor bathroom with a shower with handicapped grab bars, so that he can use it more easily during his recoveries. We also planned to replace the toilet and sink with taller ones which are easier for those with back trouble. So essentially we're replacing a perfectly good bathroom with another perfectly good bathroom which is more handicapped-friendly. Because there's tile throughout, I'm told that even the walls and the floor must be re-done. So it seems to me, that any amount this costs over 7.5% of our income is a medical deduction? Anyone out there have any experience with this? Does anyone know if this, or some portion of this, is a legitimate tax deduction? As our population ages and needs more of this retrofitting this question must be a common one.
Thanks in advance for your input.
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