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How do I enter my medical expenses?


Before beginning, make sure you've entered all your income information into TurboTax. TurboTax will use these details to automatically calculate the minimum medical expenses you need to enter, as well as to determine your eligibility for claiming a deduction.

Note: You may want to keep all your receipts for at least six years in case the CRA asks to see them.

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the TurboTax menu.
  2. Enter medical expenses in the Find window.
  3. Select Medical Expenses Profile from the list of results.
  4. Select Go. The Your Medical Profile step appears.
  5. Select all checkboxes that apply, then select Continue.
  6. The Medical Expenses step appears. TurboTax will display the minimum amount of eligible medical expenses required to generate a tax benefit.

Note: If the eligible medical expenses are less than the minimum amount displayed by TurboTax, the user selects Done, as there aren't enough expenses to generate a tax credit. Otherwise, select Enter New Medical Expense and the Medical Expenses Receipt step appears.

  1. Fill out the form, then select Enter New Medical Expense, repeating this step until all receipts are entered.
  2. Select Done.
  1. Fill out the form once by entering the total amount of the medical receipts.
  2. Select Done.
  3. Make sure the date entered is in the same tax year as your return.

Input eligible receipts, either individually or in a single amount, directly in the Medical Expense form, and then complete either (or both) of the:

  • Dependent Information worksheet
  • Medical Expense worksheet
  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the TurboTax menu.
  2. Enter medical in the Find window.
  3. Select Medical expenses profile from the list of results, then Go.
  4. Select all the checkboxes that apply on the Your Medical Profile step, then select Continue.
  5. The Medical Expenses step appears. TurboTax will display the minimum amount of eligible medical expenses required to generate a tax benefit.

Note: If the eligible medical expenses are less than the minimum amount displayed by TurboTax, the user selects Done, as there aren't enough expenses to generate a tax credit. Otherwise, select Enter New Medical Expense and the Medical Expenses Receipt step appears.

  1. Fill out the form, then select Enter New Medical Expense, repeating this step until all receipts are entered.
  2. Select Done.
  1. Fill out the form once by entering the total amount of the medical receipts.
  2. Select Done.
  3. Make sure the date entered is in the same tax year as your return.
  4. The Medical Expense Summary step appears. Review your information, and if more needs to be added, repeat the above steps. Once completed, select Done With Medical Expenses.

Related information:

What medical expenses can I claim?

How does my income affect how much I can deduct for medical expenses?

Can I claim prior-year medical expenses?

How do I enter travel expenses for medical treatment?

How do I choose a claim period for medical expenses?

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