Solved: Usually WCB payments are non taxable.  Did you get...

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
EnglishEN

Pick a language

Français English
Announcements
For information related to Covid-19 and how to get help if you lost your job, please see The Covid-19 Tax Info Center
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
New Member

Medical expense claim

Husband receives WCB Pension which he was granted a large amount of in late Dec 2018 for dental procedure. Due to timeline it was received (Christmas/New Years) Surgeon/practicioner was unable to due procedure till early Jan 2019. Now we have a huge "income" ($30,000.) increase to our low income (aprx. $30,000) and may lose needed benefits if we can not write off this expense ($29,000) 

1)  Is there any way we can claim this expense despite it taking place in Jan 2019? 

We do not estimate our income 2019 will be much more than current aprox amount. 

2) If our annual income is around $30,000 are we able to claim $29,000 expense? 

3) can we even claim that much of an expense!?!?!

Thanks in advance

1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Moderator

Medical expense claim

Unfortunately, there is no way to claim those Medical Expenses which were incurred in 2019 on your 2018 tax return. 

Keep in mind that claiming those medical expenses is not going to reduce your income, which is what your benefits are based on. Claiming Medical Expenses on your tax return only reduces your tax payable and will have no effect on the benefit calculation. Sadly it looks like you are stuck with reporting that income on the 2018 tax return, and the medical expenses claim in 2019. 

View solution in original post

3 Replies
Highlighted
New Member

Medical expense claim

Usually WCB payments are non taxable.  Did you get a T5007 slip?
Highlighted
New Member

Medical expense claim

Yes, he did get one which reflects the total amount received. Yes it is usually non taxable but it still reflects our income (correct?) which then makes like we have double the "regular" amount and therefore bumping us out of "lower income" benefits for our children.
Highlighted
Moderator

Medical expense claim

Unfortunately, there is no way to claim those Medical Expenses which were incurred in 2019 on your 2018 tax return. 

Keep in mind that claiming those medical expenses is not going to reduce your income, which is what your benefits are based on. Claiming Medical Expenses on your tax return only reduces your tax payable and will have no effect on the benefit calculation. Sadly it looks like you are stuck with reporting that income on the 2018 tax return, and the medical expenses claim in 2019. 

View solution in original post