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MEDICAL EXPENSES

Important information about claiming medical expenses.

You can claim on line 33099 the total eligible medical expenses you or your spouse or common-law partner paid for:

  • yourself;
  • your spouse or common-law partner; or
  • your or your spouse's or common-law partner's children 18 years of age at the end of the tax year and who depended on you for support.

Medical expenses for other dependents must be claimed on line 33199. Please refer to the comprehensive list of eligible medical expenses tax deductions:

  • Payments to medical practitioners, hospitals, etc.
  • Care of individual with mental or physical impairment
  • Care in a self-contained domestic establishment
  • Care due to lack of normal mental capacity
  • Care in an institution and care and training in a school
  • Transportation and travel expenses of patient and accompanying individual
  • Artificial limbs, aids and other devices and equipment
  • Products required because of incontinence
  • Eyeglasses
  • Oxygen tents
  • Guide and hearing-ear dogs and other animals
  • Bone marrow or organ transplants
  • Renovations and alterations to a dwelling
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Devices and equipment prescribed by regulation
  • Preventive, diagnostic and other treatments
  • Drugs, medicaments and other preparations or substances
  • Dentures
  • Premiums to private health services plan
  • Medical expenses paid or deemed to have been paid

For further information on medical expense tax deductions:
IT519, Medical Expense and Disability Tax Credits and Attendant Care Expense Deduction

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