Medical & Disability

Tax Tip: Are Dental Expenses Considered Medical Expenses When Filing Income Taxes?


Most dental expenses can be used as medical expense deductions when filing your income taxes in Canada. This includes fillings, dentures, implants and other dental work not paid by your insurance plan. The only exception is dental work that is purely cosmetic, such as teeth whitening. Like any other medical expense, it’s important to save your receipts. You don’t have to include them with your tax return, but you may be asked to show them to the Canada Revenue Agency to back up your claim.

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