MEDICAL EXPENSE ELIGIBILITY – SERVICE ANIMALS FOR SEVERE MENTAL DISABILITIES AND RELATED EXPENSES
March 22nd, 2019

The list of medical expenses eligible under the Medical Expense Tax Credit changes from year to year and province to province depending on where the taxpayer resides.

Beginning in 2018, the Medical Expense Tax Credit has been expanded to include the cost of an animal specially trained to assist a person with a severe mental impairment. In addition to the cost of the animal, certain related costs are allowed, including: food, veterinary care and certain travel expenses in respect of the service animal.

In order to be eligible for the credit, the animal must be trained to perform specific tasks that assist the patient with coping with the mental impairment (not including emotional support).

Posted in Tax Tips for 2018 Tax Year

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