Surrogate Mother Expenses
Surrogate mother expenses are not specifically addressed in the Tax Code or Regulations. However, the Code does tell us that medical expenses are only deductible for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents. The definition of a dependent for medical purposes ignores the gross income and joint return tests. Therefore, it appears that a surrogate mother's medical expenses can only be deducted if she qualifies as a "medical dependent." The unborn fetus is not a dependent until actually born.