Two things in life are said to be certain, (and especially with the high morbidity rate of Oral Cancer for Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April); death and taxes. When it comes to taxes and dentistry, the most common question I get is this: “Are my dental health care investments considered ‘Medical Expenses’ when filing Income taxes?”
In Canada, most dental care related spending at the dentist can be categorized as ‘Medical Expense Deductions’ when filing your income taxes. This includes dentures, implants, fillings and so on. The only exception is purely cosmetic dental work, such as teeth whitening. While you don’t have to submit those receipts in your tax return, be sure to save your receipt. You may need to produce them to the Canada Revenue Agency to back up your claim.
In Canada, most dental care related spending at the dentist can be categorized as ‘Medical Expense Deductions’ when filing your income taxes.
Be sure to call your dental office if you’re not certain about your annual dental health care expense. At Georian Dental®, we’ll have your statement emailed to you electronically in no time – depending on demand load. For Georgian Dental® Barrie – call (705)-739-6725. For Georgian Dental® Orillia – call (705)325-1765. In April, not only will we get Your Smile In Style!®, we’ll also help your claims for a tax deduction!