There are a few surprises when it comes to what the CRA will allow and disallow when it comes to your medical expense so always be sure to ask your tax preparer about items that you believe are questionable. At Catherine Barrie Accounting we usually receive similar expenses from our clients that they believe are tax deductible. Here are the most common items that cannot be included:

  • Vitamins
  • Naturopath Supplements (The visits are allowed but unfortunately not the supplements)
  • Over the counter medication (cough medication, Advil, Tylenol, muscle relaxants)
  • Marijuana (Must have a valid prescription from doctor to be allowed)
  • Messages (RMT visits are allowed, so be sure to check that your message therapist is licensed)

Click here for the full list of CRA’s allowable medical expenses.