If you have a physical or mental impairment and paid expenses in order to work, go to school, or do research, you can claim a disability supports deduction by completing form T929: Disability supports deduction.
Before completing the form, be sure to review the following:
- You can’t claim expenses that you or someone else claimed as medical expenses, or were reimbursed to you by a non-taxable payment (such as insurance)
- Expenses must be claimed in the same year you paid them and
- Only you, the person with the physical or mental impairment, can claim your expenses
What expenses am I allowed to claim?
There are several expenses that you can claim to receive a disability supports deduction, including:
- Braille note-taker devices
- Electronic speech synthesizers
- Optical scanners
- Page turner devices
- Teletypewriters and
- Voice recognition software
Click here for a complete list of eligible expenses that you can claim. Remember that depending on the type of expense, you might need a prescription or a written certification from a medical practitioner to claim them as a disability supports deduction.
Note: If you’re filing a Québec return, you’ll also need to complete form TP-358.0.1-V: Disability supports deduction (Québec).
Where do I claim this?
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s 2017 tax software:
- On the PREPARE tab, click the OTHER icon. You'll find yourself here:
- Under the DISABILITY-RELATED CARE heading, select the checkbox labelled Disability supports deduction (T929), then click Continue.
- When you arrive at the Disability supports deduction page, enter your information into the tax software.