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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 11/11/09

Hello - I hope you can help me with this. I am currently the care giver/companion for an older gentleman. He has COPD & occassionally coughs until he passes out. His wife is a long haul truck driver & is rarely home, so she has me staying with him for safety sake (the last time he passed out, he fell & hit his head on a table). She would like to be able to deduct room, board & any monies paid to me on her tax return. 

Are there any special rules/regulations pertaining to this situation? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated as I have no idea where to start with this.

Thank you for your time. 

 



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