TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What medical expenses can I claim?

 You can claim medical expenses that you, your spouse or your common-law partner paid for any of the following people:

  • yourself;
  • your spouse or common-law partner;
  • your children or your spouse's or common-law partner's children, aged 18 and under, who depended on you for support.

You can claim medical expenses paid in any 12-month period ending in the current tax year and not already claimed in the previous tax year.


To learn which specific medical expenses that you can and cannot claim on your tax return, and for basic medical expense information, see Medical Expense Tax Deductions in Canada.

For information on common and not-so-common medical expenses, see What Qualifies As Medical Expenses When Filing Taxes?

If you are a resident of Québec, see Québec Medical Expense Tax Credit.

For more helpful articles on medical and health care expenses, plus tax information for persons with disabilities, see Helpful tax information on medical and disability deductions in Canada.

For a complete inventory of tax information and helpful tax information, see Canada Tax Resources.