Yes, you can claim the medical expenses of your parents in India. Under the Income Tax Act, 1961, you can claim deductions up to Rs. 50000/- if your parent has attained the age of 80 years or more. In addition to this, if your parent is suffering from certain serious illnesses such as cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, etc., then you are eligible to receive a deduction of up to Rs. 1 lakh.
To be eligible to receive these deductions, there are certain conditions that you need to meet. Firstly, the medical expenses have to be incurred in India and should be a hospital expenditure. Secondly, the individual claiming the deduction must be the parent’s primary guardian and must show proof of this guardianship. Thirdly, the individual claiming the deduction must submit relevant documents related to the medical expenses which includes bills or receipts.
By claiming these deductions for your parents' medical expenses, you can reduce the amount of your taxable income. To learn more about claiming these deductions, you can visit the website of the Income Tax Department or contact the income tax department in your city.