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Bill in Sacramento would give family caregivers a tax credit for their expenses

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People who care for a sick or disabled family member also end up spending a lot of their own money – nearly $7,000 a year on average, by one estimate. A bill in the California State Assembly aims to offset some of those costs. The legislation would provide caregivers with a tax credit of up to $5,000 a year for money they spend on medical equipment, hiring a home health aid or retrofitting a home to make it more accessible.