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Tax relief for live in carer

Tax relief for live in carer

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An elderly family member is in the process of hiring a self employed live in carer, the cost will be around £50k a year as they are both elderly and have medical issues (this will be paid privately). Are there any tax reliefs we could claim? I have seen information about Attendence Allowance but wondering if there are any further options available to us?

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By lesley.barnes
18th Sep 2020 10:49

I'm no expert in benefits - I think things like pension tax credits and council tax reductions are means tested. I would speak to their social worker who should be able to advise what is available to them.

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By Tax Dragon
18th Sep 2020 11:12

None that I know of.

And beware the potential risk to your elderly family member of a 24/7 live-in carer with one 'client' being classified as employed... but conversely, consider the possible advantages. If you can deduct board and lodging from the 'fee', this might be provided tax-free to an employed carer (s306A ITEPA).

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By Michael Davies
18th Sep 2020 11:39

Attendance Allowance is not prejudiced by income or capital.It is however a heroic form to complete.From memory it’s about £89 a week for the higher level of attendance;which in your case seems applicable.

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By nutwood
18th Sep 2020 12:58

Age Concern were very good with my father in law. Someone came round to interview him and complete forms for anything he would be entitled to.

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By Bookbuddy1298
18th Sep 2020 13:02

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions, very helpful in deciding the next step.

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