Medical & Educational Expenses

Medical & Educational Expenses

Individuals may pay the medical or education expenses of another person without incurring income tax. However, the payments, which must qualify under the IRS definitions of deductible medical or education expenses, must be made directly to the provider. For example, you cannot write a check in the amount of $20,000 to your son to pay for your granddaughter's college tuition. The check must be written directly to the school.