Medical Expense Tax Credit

Eligible medical expenses are a non-refundable tax credit that can be claimed by anyone who has medical expenses in excess of 3% of their net income (or over $2,479). Many common medical expenses get missed so if you have any of these items make sure you keep your receipts. Note that there are many more types of expenses that can be written off and there are certain rules about claiming medical expenses that can be viewed on the CRA website here

  • Prescription Glasses & Contact Lenses
  • Chiropractor/Physiotherapy
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Services
  • Nursing Home
  • Massage (Note this is only applicable in BC, NB, NL, ON, and PEI, residents of AB cannot claim massage)
  • Van adapted to transport a person with disabilities (20% of the cost up to $5000)
  • Travel expenses (over 40 km) to get medical services. Mileage.
  • Travel expenses (over 80 km) to get medical services. Mileage, meals, accommodations, and parking
  • Cost, care, and maintenance of service animals (the person must be blind, profoundly deaf, or otherwise severely impaired, visit the CRA website for a detailed list)