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What employment expenses can healthcare professionals claim?

SOLVEDby TurboTax12Updated 3 weeks ago

As with many other professions, the range of eligible expenses for medical professionals is very broad, so make sure to keep all receipts for eligible claim costs for tax time. 

Medical professionals can claim expenses such as: 

  • Union dues 
  • Professional and organization fees
  • Profession-related insurance costs (including malpractice insurance) 
  • Certification and licencing fees (such as the licencing fee on Schedule 11 as tuition for nurses)

Employment expenses may also include home and office costs and some related equipment if you worked at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you had to work from home because of the pandemic, make sure you have a Form T2200 Declaration of Conditions of Employment signed by your employer, showing expense types and reimbursements.

Fees reimbursed by your employer can't be claimed. For other reimbursements, you may need a signed Form T2200S. For more information, see Home office expenses for employees.

Enter your personal information and reported income before you begin your claims.

To enter union or professional membership fees:

  1. Select Find and enter union
  2. Select Union or Professional Dues, then Go
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter dues that weren’t reported in box 44 on your T4 slip

To enter COVID-related work-from-home expenses:

  1. Select Find and enter employment
  2. Select Employment Expenses, then Go
  3. On the Employment Expenses screen, select Yes to Does this apply to you?
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your employment expenses

Enter your personal information and reported income before you begin your claims.

To enter union or professional membership fees:

  1. Select Find and enter payments
  2. Select Payments profile, then Go
  3. Select the checkbox for Union, professional or like dues not reported on a T-Slip, then select Continue
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter dues that weren’t reported in box 44 on your T4 slip

To enter COVID-related work-from-home expenses:

  1. Select Find and enter employment
  2. Select Employment expenses, then Go
  3. On the Employment expenses screen, select Yes to Does this apply to you?
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your employment expenses

Related information

How do I submit Form T2200 or Form TP-64.3 with my tax return?

How do I enter union, professional, and other dues?

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