Tax Tips for Caregivers

Its tax time again and I thought I would try to find out what kind of caregiver deductions and credits are available this tax year.  I found an article on the AARP website that explains all the possible deductions and credits for 2012.  I was disappointed that there's not much different from previous years.  I really hope our government opens their eyes to what a financial burden caregiving is becoming to families.  Family caregivers save this country a LOT of money every year.  According to an AARP study, the economic value of U.S. family caregivers for their unpaid contributions in 2009 was around $450 billion!  If caregivers aren't given a break soon, I'm afraid EVERYONE will be feeling the burden....times 10.

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