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Medical expense for Working holiday makers


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Yes. Also you can select any 12 month period, as long as it ends in the taxation year. It does not apply to your case as you arrived in 2019, but you could have claimed expenses from say Feb 2018 to Jan 2019, March 2018 to Feb 2019, April 2018 to March 2019 and so forth.

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12-month period

In this example, the taxpayers can claim eligible medical expenses for any 12-month period ending in 2019, provided the expenses were not previously claimed. When claiming expenses for other dependants, it is important to use the same 12‑month period.

The period can run July 2018 to June 2019 or January 2019 to December 2019.

For example, an individual can choose to claim medical expenses paid within the period from January 2019 to December 2019. In general, medical expenses can be claimed in any 12‑month period ending in the tax year you’re filing for.

Alternatively, it is acceptable to claim for the period of July 2018 to June 2019 as illustrated in the graph, keeping in mind that expenses can only be claimed once.

Note: The individual can choose not to claim their medical expenses in the current year, if they think they’re going to have a better claim in a 12-month period ending in the next tax year. It is important when the expenses are paid, not when the service was performed.

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Thank you very much for the very clear answers, both clw and Winston !

I have one more question related to this. 

The amount you paid to obtain medical insurance (Overseas travel insurance) 'immidiately BEFORE' coming to Canada
can be claimed as medical expense ? 

Does it consider as this ?
Premiums paid to private health services plans including medical, dental, and hospitalization plans. They can be claimed as a medical expense, as long as 90% or more of the premiums paid under the plan are for eligible medical expenses. 

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