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Are CPAP accessories tax deductible in Canada??
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Are CPAP accessories tax deductible in Canada??
I think this is the right place to post this but I will leave that to the Mods to decide.

This is the second year of hubby using a CPAP and we're wondering if any Canadians on this website have successfully claimed the replacement of accessories like masks, tubing, filters on their income tax.

I looked at the Gov of Can website for eligible expenses, and the machine is covered but there is no mention of the parts you need to run the machine. I could phone them but I avoid government phone calls like the plague because its so hard to get a straight answer out of them.  If there are no Canadians here that can share their experience then I will suck it up and call them.  Just thought I would try here first.

Thanks in advance,

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RE: Are CPAP accessories tax deductible in Canada??
With the usual "I am not a tax lawyer" notice, I would guess that the mask and tubing could be considered part of the "Assisted breathing devices that give air to the lungs under pressure," since the air under pressure won't reach the lungs without them. And for oxygen concentrators the maintenance and electricity are deductible.

My insurance has covered all my expenses, so they aren't deductible for me.
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RE: Are CPAP accessories tax deductible in Canada??
Unfortunately we do not have any insurance, so being able to claim what we can as a medical expense is critical.

  Thanks  for the insight.

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RE: Are CPAP accessories tax deductible in Canada??
My orientation to this has been that anything I actually have to pay for out of pocket, and that an insurer will partly cover after acknowledging that it is a legitimately prescribed item, is deductible. So, all my dispensing fees get added up and deducted for my AFib and lipid control.  I am out of pocket $400 for the Elite I paid for in February when I had to give back the trial machine to the DME; my insurer covered the rest.  So, I will claim the $400 for this past tax year.  Same for what they didn't cover for my spare nasal mask and bag of filters, so far my only additional expenses.

I believe this to be honest, rather than claiming for the total costs paid to the dispenser as it I had paid for it all myself.
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RE: Are CPAP accessories tax deductible in Canada??
Good morning!

Thanks for sharing your experience.

I'm going to dig out all the receipts related to hubby's CPAP operation and document it for RevCan.

Have a great day! 
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