Did you know that you can actually claim your Massage Expenses as a tax deduction under “Medical Expenses”? Visit Revenue Canada’s website for further details. I am not a tax accountant, and am not qualified to give tax advice, but I recommend that you ask your accountant for their advice on the matter as it pertains to your unique situation. You may also want to visit the following pages on the Revenue Canada Website for further details.
- This page shows a list of eligible medical expenses. Following the links for “Medical Practitioner” will lead you to the following:
- This is a bulletin called “Medical Expense and Disability Tax Credits and Attendant Care Expense Deduction“. For some reason it does not list registered massage therapists as authorized medical practitioners, but a more detailed breakdown by province of authorized medical practitioners clearly shows that registered massage therapists are considered authorized medical practitioners in Ontario.
- Here is a bulletin produced by the Ontario Massage Therapists Association regarding tax deductions
- There is likely a minimum threshold that needs to be met in order to make any claim.
- The work needs to be done by a registered massage therapist in order to be eligible.
- The deduction is allowed in Ontario, but the rules change from province to province.
- Keep all receipts in order to claim the deduction
- Be careful about expenses for which you are reimbursed by your insurance policy
- Discuss all these matters with your tax accountant to be sure that you can legally claim the expenses.