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Starting Your Role As Caregiver

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Caregiving and Financial Matters continued...

Medical bills don't have to be paid for ninety days.

The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and AARP have set up volunteer tax assistance programs for older adults. (Accountants and tax lawyers volunteer their time to help with filling out tax returns.) 

New caregiver tax benefits are in the works. Talk to an accountant to make sure you're getting the tax deductions, exemptions, and credits you might be eligible for as a caregiver. Or check with the IRS.

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on July 12, 2012
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