Ontario Health Premium

What is the Ontario Health Premium and why do I have to pay for it again when I file my tax return?

The Ontario Health Premium is a provincial tax that we are required to deduct from pensions paid to Ontario residents. We'll only deduct this tax if your pension is more than $20,000 per year. The premium is included in your total tax deductions in box 22 of your T4A. While you are required to calculate the premium and enter the amount on your tax return, rest assured the tax is not deducted twice.

For more information about the premium, visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance's website or call 1-866-668-8297. For income tax information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency's website or call 1-800-959-8281.

Can I deduct the Ontario Health Premium as a medical expense?

No, the Ontario Health Premium cannot be deducted as a medical expense.