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# AGI and Deduction

Alan, who is a security officer, is shot while on the job. As a result, Alan suffers from a leg injury and must spend most of his time in a wheelchair until his recovery. Alan's physician recommends that he install a whirlpool bath in his home for therapy. During the year, Alan makes the following expenditures:

Wheelchair \$ 1,200
Whirlpool bath 2,000
Maintenance of the whirlpool 250
Increased utility bills associated with whirlpool 450
Entrance ramp, various home modifications 7,200

A professional appraiser tells Alan that the whirlpool has increased the value of his home by \$1,000. Alan's deductible medical expenses (before considering limitations based on AGI) will be

A. \$6,000.
B. \$6,700.
C. \$7,000.
D. \$10,100.

#### Solution Preview

1200 + 2000 + 250 + 450 + 7200 = 11,100

11,100 - 1,000 adjustment = 10,100.

The wheelchair, whirlpool, and home modifications are absolutely deductible, because they are doctor-ordered. This is per IRS ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution provides the correct answer with explanation to the deductible medical expenses question listed.

\$2.19