Have Celiac Disease? Get those tax credits!

April 28, 2016 Lisa Cantkier


It’s tax season and if you reside in Canada and have celiac disease or have a dependent with celiac disease, be sure to file accordingly to benefit from the government’s tax credits! After all, you’re entitled to it!

It’s pretty simple—according to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) you’ll just need the following 3 items:

  • a letter from a medical practitioner confirming the person suffers from celiac disease and requires GF products as a result of that disease
  • a receipt to support the cost of each GF product or intermediate product claimed
  • a summary of each item purchased during the 12-month period for which the expenses are being claimed (see example below)


1. Item: bread
2. Number of items purchased: 52
3. Average cost of non-GF product: $3.49
4. Average cost of GF product: $6.99
5. Incremental cost (line 4 minus line 3): $6.99 – $3.49 = $3.50
6. Amount to claim (line 5 multiplied by line 2): $3.50 x 52 = $182.00

Have questions? Send me an e-mail and I’ll do my best to help!

About the Author

Lisa Cantkier

Lisa Cantkier is a holistic nutritionist and lifelong celiac specializing in special diets and food allergies. For more information, visit www.LisaCantkier.com

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