Available Programs: Medical Expense Deductions | Feb 9, 2021
The previous Conservative government succeeded in reducing the tax burden on Canadians to the lowest point in half a century. We did this by removing one million Canadians from tax rolls, increasing the amount Canadians could earn tax free, and cutting the lowest personal income tax rate to 15%.
Here is one that you can still claim: Medical Expense Deductions
This credit applies to a number of eligible expenses – from home care services, to laser eye surgery, to orthopedics. The previous Conservative government expanded the deduction itself, as well as the list of expenses, to include costs associated with certain types of service animals (e.g. diabetes alert dogs). The amount you can claim is the total of your expenses, minus approximately $2,397 or 3% of the claimant’s income (whichever is less). There is no limit on the amount of eligible expenses a taxpayer can claim for himself or herself, a spouse or common-law partner, or a child under 18.