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We can claim all our child's tuition as a medical expense, but come tax time, only a paltry 15% actually gets deducted. On paper we're classified as high income, so no government help, but frankly most of what we make is going to our child, so we need a break. Is 15% the best we can expect?

Expert Answer

The Financial Post wrote a good article on this last year that addresses that question: The disability tax benefit in particular does depend on income but it is a good idea to speak with a financial advisor to see if they have any additional suggestions. We have some additional information on tax deductions that may be helpful here: We also have some information on scholarships: and other ways to pay for private school that may be options:

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