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    Default Medical Tax Deductions

    I'm filing my own taxes online. I need some help regarding medical claims. I have some coverage through work. I'm just not sure what I can claim. For example, I think I can claim my premiums I pay through work. Also, I think I can claim my expenses above and beyond what work covers. However, can I claim what work pays? I haven't been able to find a lot of information about this on the CRA website.

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    Hi there,

    You're on the right track. You can claim the premiums you paid through your employment plan plus any non-reimbursed expenses including the amounts not covered by insurance. You CAN'T claim the expenses that were paid by a third party because they aren't cash out of your pocket (ie - the expenses paid/reimbursed by your insurance plan). You can claim all expenses that you or your partner paid for either of you plus any dependents.

    You get credit for all these costs in excess of 4% of your net income or anything over the first approx. $2100 of costs - the expenses can go on either return (if you have a partner).

    Often, people with good benefit plans don't end up having enough medical to generate a claim but it's a good idea to add up all your expenses to confirm.

    Hope that helps.

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