Medical expense credit

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Bubba Gums
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Medical expense credit

Post by Bubba Gums » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:10 pm

I am a US Resident, working in Canada. My spouse pays US health insurance premiums for me. Are health insurance premiums paid in the United States Eligible as a medical expense in Canada (line 330)? I think yes based upon the income tax folio S1-F1-C1, 1.133, 1.12, . Canada Revenue told me otherwise. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Re: Medical expense credit

Post by nelsona » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:30 pm

US premiums paid by either of you -- and FOR either of you -- are deductible on your Cdn return.

Just remember to include her income on Page 1 of your return, so that credits are calculated properly.

A perfect example, is when a non-working spouse files a 217 return in Canada for RRSP income. The medical expenses (s)he can claim include all the premiums the working spouse paid at their work, as well as any other eligible medical expenses incurred by the entire family.

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Re: Medical expense credit

Post by steinandpartners » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:29 am

Thanks nelsona
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Re: Medical expense credit

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