You may be able to claim tax credits for medical expenses, under certain conditions, if you paid to obtain medical care or treatment. The medical expenses paid for your spouse or your dependants are also taken into consideration.
Individuals who incur medical expenses for themselves, for their spouse or for a dependant (refer to the definition) may, upon certain conditions, be entitled to the following tax credits for those expenses:
Individuals who incur travel, accommodation or moving expenses in order to obtain, for themselves, for their spouse or for a dependant, medical services that are not available in their local area may be entitled to another tax credit.
Medical expenses giving entitlement to a tax credit The following medical expenses give entitlement to a tax credit:
Dependant A person who was supported by an individual and who
In the latter case, the person must have been resident in Canada at some time in the year, unless he or she was the child or grandchild of the individual or of the individual’s spouse.
To give entitlement to the tax credit, the total eligible medical expenses for the current taxation year must amount to more then 3% of family income. There are 2 types of tax credits for medical expenses:
Note If the individual is entitled to the disability supports deduction, that deduction may be taken into account in the above-mentioned calculation.