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Say a family member has a medical condition. You are building a house. This person does water therapy (exercises in a pool) for their condition. You build an indoor water therapy pool as part of your house. Is this additional construction tax deductible? Do you include all costs, i.e. pool and space built for the pool?

Some of the cost of capital additions to a house for medical purposes may be deductible. The modifications must be on the advice of a physician and only the expense is deductible only to the extent that the expense exceeds the value added to the house. Operating expenses may be deductible even if the capital expense is not. See IRS Pub. 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, for more information.

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