Hi, I recently paid an independent contractor $4000 to totally remodel the bathroom
in my mother's house in Hawaii. She is getting elderly and I don't want her to fall in the
shower. It is now totally handicapped accessible.
The house is in my name, my sister's name, and my Mother's name.
I wrote the checks out to the person alone, not an incorporated company, so it might
be hard to prove that the $4000 was spent on the remodeling project.
Can I even deduct these expenses on my 2010 federal taxes?