Tax credits for medical (and dental) expenses

Dental expenses are medical expenses. However, purely aesthetic treatments are not eligible.

Note that orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign are normally eligible. Indeed, despite its aesthetic appearance this type of treatment has many other functions on dental health.

You must choose a reference period of 12 consecutive months ending in the year covered by your income tax return.

In order to maximize your tax credit, carefully choose the reference period and concentrate your medical expenses during this period. You must keep your re
ceipts as proof of payment.

Tax credits for medical expenses are based on net income. You are also entitled to a tax credit for medical expenses of your spouse, children or other dependents. However, their net income must be taken into account.

In addition, when medical expenses are reimbursed by a private health insurance plan, the unreimbursed portion of the expense entitles you to a tax credit, as well as the taxable benefit added to your income from a health insurance plan from your employer.

The information herein does not constitute a tax opinion. It is intended to inform you of the tax credits for medical expenses you may be entitled to. We advise you to consult a professional to maximize your tax credits.