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Medical Expenses

Details of eligible medical expenses can be found in the following link: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/lines-330-331-eligible-medical-expenses-you-claim-on-your-tax-return/details-medical-expenses.html 

A travel allowance ($0.45 per km in 2017) can be claimed as a medical expense for trips to receive medical attention. We recommend keeping a log of these kilometers. In order to claim travel expenses, the medical treatment must not be available locally (within 40 kilometers).

If you have to travel more than 80 kilometers for medical treatment, you may also be able to claim parking, meals and accommodation expenses. For meals, you can claim a flat rate of $17/meal/person to a maximum of $51/day/person without receipts. For accommodation expenses, make sure to keep all of your receipts.

Massage therapy is still not allowed as a medical expense in any circumstance as massage therapists do not meet the definition of medical practitioner in Alberta.