Medical Expenses

You can claim eligible medical expenses paid in any 12 month period ending in the taxation year, net of any reimbursements from health plans. Your net expenses have to be more than either 3 percent of your net income or $2,152, whichever is less.

Common eligible expenses include payments made to dentists, doctors and hospitals, eyeglasses or contact lenses, hearing aids and batteries, crutches, wheelchairs and prescriptions. Premiums paid for a prescription drug plan or other medical plan, such as medical travel insurance, are also eligible.

If medical treatment is not available within 40 kilometers of your home, you may be able to claim your travel costs. Keep a record of all trips made each year as well as a confirmation from the professional service.