Medical Expenses

You can claim a non-refundable tax credit if you paid an amount for medical expenses exceeding 3% of your net income (line 275 of your tax return). If you had a spouse on December 31, you must add your spouse's total net income to yours.

The medical expenses must have been paid in the course of a period of 12 consecutive months for:

  • yourself
  • your spouse
  • a person who was your dependant
Period of 12 consecutive months

To qualify for the tax credit, the medical expenses must have been paid in a period of 12 consecutive months chosen by you and ending in the year for which the return is being filed.

If the period you chose is different from the calendar year, you must indicate this in your return. From one year to another, you can choose the period that is most advantageous for you, provided that the period does not overlap with a previously chosen period.

For more information, see the instructions for line 381 in the guide to the income tax return (TP-1.G-V).

For a full list of eligible medical expenses, consult the brochure Medical Expenses (IN-130-V).

Note
If you claim an amount for medical expenses, you may also be eligible for a refundable tax credit for the same medical expenses. For more information, see the instructions for point 1 of line 462 in the guide to the income tax return (TP-1.G-V).

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