To enter medical expenses for dependants over 18, you'll first have enter your dependant's information into TurboTax, including their net income.
Separate the medical expenses you paid for each dependant from medical expenses you paid for yourself, your spouse/partner, and/or any minor children. Medical expenses you paid for a dependant over 18 years of age should be calculated and entered separately, otherwise the amount you can claim will be reduced by 3% of your income (instead of theirs).
Choose a method for entering the expenses and perform any necessary calculations. The CRA will allow you to enter your expenses in one of two ways:
- As a total for the year: Add up all the eligible medical expenses for this dependant for your 12-month claim period and enter the amount as one expense. (Do not include expenses paid for disability supports, van adaptation, moving expenses, and private medical plans. These will be entered separately.)
- By category: Sort the medical expenses into categories (such as medications, travel, and devices). Add the eligible amounts in each category and enter each category’s amount as an expense.
- Enter each receipt individually as a separate expense.
For both methods, the CRA requires you to keep your receipts for at least six years.