How much would you spend for the chance to have a child? What is it worth to you to expand your family? Melissa Leong, reporter for the Financial Post, posed these poignant questions in her article The Cost of Infertility.
An estimated 11.5% to 15.7% of couples face infertility, notes a 2012 Vanier Institute of the Family report — and the compulsion to gamble everything is great, given the reward. Infertility doesn’t discriminate. It often arrives unannounced, leaving couples unprepared for the hefty financial implications. To pay for fertility treatments, people take out second mortgages on their homes. They clean out their savings.
For Business Owners in Canada Fertility Treatments are 100% Tax Deductible
The average cost of fertility treatments over a 27-month period can reach $24,000. With a Private Health Services Plan (PHSP) fertility expenses are 100% tax deductible.
Below is an example breakdown (provincial taxes on administration fee only is excluded):
|Private Health Services Plan||Paid Corporately
|Administration Fee (10%)||$2,400|
|Non-Taxable Benefit Paid to Business Owners||$24,000|