They call us the Sandwich Generation, the middle layer between grown or growing children who depend on us and parents who also depend on us. Being in this position can sap a family’s resources physically, emotionally, and, of course, financially.
Fortunately, if you are providing for an elderly parent or other family member, there are some potential tax breaks available to help ease the burden. First of all, there is the dependency exemption, allowing a deduction of up to $4,050 per dependent. For a family in the 25% tax bracket, that translates to a savings of just over $1,000.