What is the proper or preferred way in TaxCycle to handle a Limitation B Medical Expense?
Taxpayer pays $32,000 to a Long Term Care Facility and has a Disability Tax Credit.
My understanding has always been under limitation B the taxpayer could claim one or the other.
I mistakenly presumed that clicking 'Limitation B" in the Medical Expense Worksheet (Attendant Care & Not Claiming Disability) would automatically remove the $8,112 claim on line 316 of Schedule 1 (and its provincial counterpart). Selecting that limitation in the Medical Expense Worksheet does not remove the disability claim on Schedule 1. The good thing, however, is TaxCycle does produce a diagnostic warning (Attendant Care Expenses were entered with Limitation B. Patient must not claim disability).
So I poke around a little further, and on the “Credits” screen I scroll down to the “Disability amount” section, where I can enter “Child or attendant care claimed for TAXPAYER by anyone”. Thinking that might reduce the claim, I gave it a shot and entered $32,000 in that box, but nothing changed, disability amount to claim still remains at $8,113 (plus the applicable provincial amount).
So next, I go to the Client “Info Screen”, and under Personal Information I manually select “No” to the question “Is TAXPAYER claiming the disability amount”. The income tax owing seems to work out correctly once I do this, however, now I get another yellow Diagnostic message “the data from AFR indicates the client is eligible to claim the disability tax credit, however no disability has been claimed”. On top of that, clicking no disability claim here did not cause the diagnostic warning in the medical worksheet to disappear.
So now I am at a point where manually saying no to claiming the disability seems to get the tax return to calculate properly, however, there are now 2 diagnostic flags.
1 - AFR suggests taxpayer is eligible for disability, but no claim made.
2 - Attendant care exepenses were entered with limitation B. Patient must not claim disability amount.
Is there actually a cleaner or proper way of doing this in TaxCycle? I’m sure I must have missed clicking or checking off something basic somewhere.