Do I need to pro rate the amount in Box 85 of the T4?

I'm using the last 6 months of 2013 and the first 6 months of 2014 as my medical expenses claim period.  My spouse also has an amount in Box 85 of her T4, "employee paid premiums for private health services plans", which I'm also claiming.  She paid these premiums all year.

However, I assume I can't claim the whole amount in Box 85 for 2014 so I must pro rate it for the 6 month period to match the period above?  Is this correct or can I claim the whole amount?

If I must pro rate it, do I just enter half the amount in the T4 section?  As Turbo Tax won't let me adjust this amount in the medical section.

Thank you.


So long as you avoid claiming any amount that was claimed in a previous year, you do not need to prorate box 85. As far as CRA is concerned, you are claiming a cost incurred within your stated time window.

You just need to remember not to claim for the same amount or part of iit, next year.
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