When filing my yearly income taxes, is there a place where psychological services such as weekly therapy with a psychologist can be deducted?

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According to this link you can claim it if you don't live in the Yukon. You claim it on line 33099.

You tax software should do the calculations for you if you enter it as a medical expense.

  • According to this page you must be eligible for the disability tax credit in order to deduct therapy as a medical expense, and the DTC is quite strict, so it seems like an average person receiving standard 'talk' therapy from a psychologist is not accepted. Am I reading this right?
    – MarcGuay
    Nov 17, 2022 at 16:02
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    If the psychologist is a psychotherapist it's allowed in ON and QC. They have to be registered/licensed as such in the province. If you're seeing a psychologist you may be able to qualify for the DTC.
    – brian
    Nov 18, 2022 at 0:22

It depends on exactly what the role and qualifications of the person giving you the psychological services is. This is a list of the different medical practitioners whose work is allowable as medical expenses in different provinces.

The easiest way to find out is to ask your psychologist. They will have been asked this question many times.

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