So I calculated the costs of our cycle in India and got the itemized receipt from the clinic signed by the doc.
Total cost in India was 5855.00 CDN after currency conversion to CAD (I printed the total from XE.com on the same day the receipt was printed so Revenue Canada can't jip me on the exchange rate).
So total for IVF / ICSI = 5855.00 CAD
Food (per diem) states 51.00 a day with 'simplified method' which does not require receipts. I was gone a total of 31 days including the travel days. (This is 2015 rates and 2016 might be higher).
So basically 31 x 51 = 1581.00 CAD
Airfare costs were 2040.00 CAD
I had one hotel night (rest accommodation was covered but I had one night in transit overnight in Delhi between flights). Total was 113.00 CAD
Additionally I had two prescriptions I had to fill in Canada that were not covered and were out of pocket:
DHEA x 2 months = 147.00 CAD
Crinone (India didn't give me enough) x 9 more days = 278.00 CAD
Can I claim all the above?? For a total of $10,014.00 CAD??
Right now I have typed up an affidavit, explaining why we had to do it in India as per RC website saying you need to explain why medical treatment was necessary outside Canada. (my husband is in India, still does not have his permanent resident approved and my age / AMH level we had to do now rather than wait any longer). I left blanks for the total expenses, and put the appropriate signature blocks for affiant and notary. Its only one page, and I refer to 3 Exhibits in it.
For each exhibit I typed a short cover page with the total and what the item is and stapled the appropriate receipts to the cover page. And then everything will be stapled to the affidavit.
Exhibit A was receipt from the clinic in India itemized, and also the XE.com conversion for the day of the receipt showing the total in CAD. Exhibit B was air fare receipt. Exhibit C was split, top half of the cover page showing the total claimed for food (I left the totals blank so I can add the 2016 rates later on when they become available) and the bottom half was hotel total (I only had one receipt from hotel for while in transit).
The total of everything will be added on the affidavit front page and the whole thing signed and stamped by a notary so that revenue Canada will not feel I am trying to pull any wool over their eyes. It will all be fully legal document. I know it's probably not necessary to go to that length, but I don't want any issues.
The scripts I had filled in Canada I will submit as their own medical expense separately.
Now the question is, how much of this should I see back in my pocket in the return, if I make around 70 K CAD this year?? Any estimates???