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The Voice of People With Breast Cancer

your path to accessing financial resources


Resource Profile

Medical Expense Tax Credit

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency
Income supplement, Travel assistance
Early Stage, Metastatic

Tax credits for mileage, meals, accommodation, devices, drugs, and other needs

For patients

Apply on your income tax return.

For travel:

  • Patients who live 40 km or more from a cancer centre can claim for mileage or buses, trains, or taxis.
  • Patients who live 80 km or more from a cancer centre can also claim for meals and accommodation.

For other expenses: submit receipts and possibly prescriptions.

Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories

For information on appeals, contact your local tax services office.  The following website lists them.

Phone: 1-800-959-8281
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