Medical Expenses on your Personal Tax Return
Monday, March 07, 2016
Medical Expenses on Your Personal Tax Return
We are often asked what medical expenses can be deducted on a personal tax return. The Canada Revenue Agency has detailed listings on all things that can or cannot be included. Below is a summary of the most common items we see.
Common items that can be included in your personal tax return:
Common items that cannot be included in your personal tax return:
The above list is only a small portion of the allowable and non-allowable medical expenses. It is important to note that if you are receiving payment back from a health insurance plan, or the items are direct billed to your health care plan, you cannot also claim them on your tax return. However, if you only get a portion covered with your health plan, if it is an eligible expense, you can claim the actual net amount you paid.
For a complete list of eligible medical expenses, you can visit the CRA website at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/medical/ or you can call our office for guidance.