Expenses for Medical Services Not Available in Your Area

You can claim this tax credit if you incurred expenses in a year to obtain medical services that were not available in your area. The following expenses are eligible for the tax credit:

  • travel and lodging expenses paid to obtain, in Québec, medical services that were not available within
    • 250 kilometres of your home, if the expenses were incurred before July 1, 2016,
    • 200 kilometres of your home, if the expenses were incurred after June 30, 2016;
  • moving expenses paid to move to within 80 kilometres of a health establishment in Québec
    • 250 kilometres or more from your former home, if the expenses were incurred before July 1, 2016,
    • 200 kilometres or more from your former home, if the expenses were incurred after June 30, 2016;

To be eligible, you must have incurred the expenses for yourself, your spouse or a dependant (This link will open a new window).

For more information, see the instructions for line 378 in the guide to the income tax return (TP-1.G-V).

Meal and vehicle expenses

You can claim an amount for meal and vehicle expenses incurred as travel expenses without having to keep or provide detailed receipts.

See the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information on meal and vehicle expenses.

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