expenses for dependent deducted from total medical expenses

On the Medical form, Expenses paid for a dependent other that minor children or spouse is deducted from total medical expenses for minor children, spouse and self. This means there is no medical deduction at all if the amount paid for dependent other than minor is large enough. What is going wrong?


My understanding is that allowable Medical Expenses for non-minor dependant are entered on line 331, & that requires filling in Schedule 5, which needs the person's name, address, birth year, relationship to you, THAT PERSON's net income, impairment (if applicable), line claimed (line 331 in this case) & claim amount. (That person's net income cuz that person's med expenses must exceed 3% of THAT PERSON's net income, & only the excess is what's allowable claim).

If more than one non-minor depeandant, the same info is required for EACH person & medical expenses must therefore be separated for each non-minor, since tax credit is only generated for each non-minor's expenses that exceed 3% of each non-minor's net income.

Not complicated at all...  :o)

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