Hi fellow Canucks! April 30th is looming ahead and I am new to putting my mom's taxes together. Nobody likes doing taxes, but I thought maybe we could have a thread to ask questions or just complain about them, lol.
I am terrible at this kind of stuff. I have paid a friend do my own taxes for years now. (Nobody should ever have given me POA, lol!) So with mom, I am putting everything together to take to H&R Block. But I'm not sure what all I need to put together, as I've certainly never organized taxes for anyone on a pension before!
Can anyone help me figure out what kind of things mom can claim as medical/disability expenses? Like, she bought a walker that was quite pricey, for example. Can she claim that? How about some of the safety gear we had installed, like grab bars and such? The fee we paid for the handicapped parking placard? Can the fees for home support services be claimed? What about her medications? How about other things that come from the pharmacy, as ordered by the hospital renal unit, like her Ensure and protein powder? Can she claim other things like incontinence supplies? Also, if she's previously claimed the disability tax credit, do I have to keep producing the paperwork on this?
Anyway, if you have any helpful suggestions, or questions others might be able to answer, or if you just want to complain about doing taxes, jump on in!