Accessibility Remodeling improvements can include:
- Grading grounds to improve access.
- Constructing entry ramps.
- Modifying entry areas and doorways.
- Widening hallways and interior doorways.
- Modifying doorknobs and peepholes.
- Installing handrails and support bars.
- Accessible bathrooms, assisted bathing tubs, roll-in Showers.
- Modifying kitchen cabinets, counters, sinks, and stoves.
- Moving light switches, electrical outlets, and other fixtures.
- Fire alarms, smoke detectors, and other safety systems.
- Modifying stairways, installing stair-lifts and chair-lifts.
Accessibility Remodeling Can Qualify as Deductible Medical Expenses.
Certain medically necessary improvements to accommodate a home to disabled person's condition can be deducted in full as medical expenses. Reasonable costs can be deducted for many accessible design home improvements that accommodate a disability; your own disability, your spouse's or dependents' who lives with you, or in some cases even your renter's disability.
For further deduction information consult your tax advisor or see http://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/ar02.html#en_US_2014_publink1000178902