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Tax return for traveling for medical reasons in Canadian northern areas.?

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Answer #1 | 11/12 2013 16:59
These expenses are not reimbursed by the CRA. However you can claim a tax credit for Medical expenses. You would get back about a quarter of the eligible expenses when the expenses exceed 3% of your Net Income. If you have to travel more than 40 kilometers for medical treatment or testing, the usual claim is a per kilometer rate if you use your own vehicle. The 2012 rate was 50 cents per kilometer. You can claim both directions, and you can claim each trip you make. You will need to get a list of the trips you made, and you will have to demonstrate that the services were not available in Fort Mac. If you did not use your own vehicle, you would claim the amount that you paid for your travel. This would equal the cost or your bus, train, or plane ticket. For this, you would need copies of the travel receipts.

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