IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION TO THE PUBLIC
RE: CLAIMING SOCIAL WORK FEES AS A TAX DEDUCTION
As of September 26, 2012, counseling services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return. In other words, Registered Social Workers are now authorized “medical practitioners” for the purpose of claiming medical expenses.
To access the CRA Chart list of professions in each province and territory so authorized, click on the following link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/330/ampp-eng.html. You can find more information at the following link: www.cra.gc.ca/medical