How to Claim Medical Expenses

Did you have medical expenses in 2020? You can claim eligible medical expenses to reduce your taxes payable if you meet certain criteria.

These expenses must be “eligible”; the CRA has a list of what kinds of expenses are considered eligible. In addition, these expenses must exceed specific thresholds before you can receive the tax credit. Medical expenses must exceed the lesser of:

  • 3% of your net income (line 23600) OR
  • $2,397

If your medical expenses do not exceed this threshold, you will not see the tax credit on your return. Learn more about how to claim medical expenses on the CRA’s website:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/lines-33099-33199-eligible-medical-expenses-you-claim-on-your-tax-return.html

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