Canada Income Tax Credits And Deductions
We have compiled various personal income tax credits and deductions available to Canadian taxpayers for 2021. Basic difference between tax credit and tax deduction is that tax deduction reduces your taxable income and tax credit reduces your income tax. They have been grouped under Deduction, Federal Credit and Province specific credit for easy understanding.
Children deduction and income tax credit have been grouped together for families with children under children tax credit. Most of the children tax credit and deductions are available for children under 18. Similarly, income tax credits for dependents have been grouped together under dependent tax credit. For each deduction/credit, we have listed the line number on tax return, eligibility criteria (who can claim), maximum limit(if any), carry-forward(yes/no), transfer option etc. Our goal is to help you maximize your tax refund by using the right deduction/credit for right tax year. For more details on any income tax credit and deduction in Canada, you can contact us or visit CRA site.
Income tax deduction to reduce your Canadian taxable income:
Line 20800 – RRSP / pooled registered pension plan (PRPP) deduction:
RRSP deduction is the most common deduction available to all taxpayers under 71 years of age. You (including temporary foreign workers) can contribute upto maximum of RRSP deduction limit as shown on your notice of assessment. You can carry forward your contribution and claim it any future tax year. It is advisable to contribute every year for tax-free growth and claim it in the year when it gives you maximum tax benefit. To carry over RRSP contribution, do not enter any amount to be claimed for tax year. Unused contribution will automatically carry over. You can contribute to spousal plan as well and get same benefits.
Line 21000 – Split pension deduction:
Line 21200 – Annual union, professional, or like dues:
Line 21400 – Child care expenses:
Line 21500 – Disability supports deduction:
Line 21700 – Business investment loss:
Line 21900 – Moving expenses:
Line 22000 – Support payments made:
Line 22100 – Carrying charges and interest expenses:
Line 22200 / 31000 / 58280 – Deduction for CPP contributions on other earnings:
Line 22400 – Exploration and development expenses:
Line 22900 – Other employment expenses:
Line 23200 / 23210 – Other deductions:
Line 24900 – Security options deductions:
Line 25100 – Limited partnership losses of other years:
Line 25200 – Non-capital losses of other years:
Line 25300 – Net capital losses of other years:
Line 25400 – Capital gain deduction:
Line 25500 – Northern residents deductions (Northern Tax Allowance):
Tax credits to reduce your tax payable:
Line 30000 / 58040 – Basic personal amount:
Everyone, except immigrant or emigrants, claims $13,808 whose income is less than $151,978. If your income is more than $216,511, you can claim basic personal amount of $12,421. Immigrants and emigrants can claim prorated amount based on the date they came to Canada or departed from Canada. Provincial amount varies by province. There is no form to enter this. Our tax filing program automatically calculates this.
Line 30100 / 58080 – Age amount:
If you were 65 years of age or older on December 31, 2021, and your net income (line 236 of your return) is less than $90,313, you can claim age amount. Maximum age amount allowed is $7,713. Provincial amount varies by province. Our tax filing program automatically calculates this based on your age and income.
Line 30300 / 58120 – Spouse or common-law partner amount:
You can claim upto $13,808 (plus additional $2,295 if your spouse qualifies for family caregiver amount) if you supported your spouse or common-law partner at any time during the year and net income of your spouse was less than $13,808. Provincial amount varies by province. Actual credit amount is reduced by net income of your spouse. Both spouses can not claim each other for spousal amount. If net income of your spouse is more than 13,808, you can not claim spousal amount. Our tax filing program automatically calculates this once you have entered your spouse details.
Line 30800 / 58240 – CPP or QPP contributions through employment:
You can claim your total CPP or QPP contributions shown in box 16 or 17 of your T4 slips. Maximum allowed is $3,166.45 for tax year 2021 if you worked only outside Quebec. Same amount can be claimed on provincial form. CPP contributions are not tax deductible. Instead, you get non-refundable tax credit for your contribution. It is calculated automatically based on your T4 slip.
Line 31200 / 58320 – Employment insurance premiums through employment:
You can claim your total EI contributions shown in box 18 of your T4 slips if you were not a resident of Quebec. Maximum allowed is $889.54 for tax year 2021. Same amount can be claimed on provincial form. Our program automatically calculates this based on your T4 slips.
Line 31400 / 58360 – Pension income amount:
You may be able to claim up to $2,000 if you reported eligible pension, superannuation, or annuity payments in your income. Pension credit for line 31400 / 58360 is calculated automatically by our program. Provincial credit varies by province.
Line 31600 / 58440 – Disability amount (for self):
You can claim $8,662 if a qualified practitioner certifies, on Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, that you meet required conditions of severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment. If you are under 18 years of age, you can claim an additional amount of upto $5,053 depending on your income. Provincial credit varies by province. Unused disability tax credit can not be carried forward.To claim this, enter disability tax credit in credit tab.
Line 31900 / 58520 – Interest paid on your student loans:
Line 32300 / 58560 – Your tuition, education, and textbook amounts:
You can claim unused federal tuition and education amount from previous years. You can transfer upto $5,000 to your parent/grandparents/spouse/common-law partner from the eligible expense. You can carry forward the unused tuition amount indefinitely and use it for any future income tax return. To calculate value for line 32300, enter your course and tuition fee details in Credit tab and our program will automatically calculate the value using schedule 11. Provincial tuition credit varies by province.
Line 33000 / 58680 – Medical expenses for self, spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children born in 2004 or later:
You can claim medical expenses paid for you, your spouse or common-law partner or your children under 18 in any 12-month period ending in 2021. You can maximize the tax benefit by selecting the optimum 12 month period. Either you or your spouse can claim this credit. So, person getting maximum tax benefit should claim this amount. One way to carry forward medical expense is by selecting the right 12-month period as long as the period ends in tax year. You can enter this information under medical expense in Credit tab.
Line 34900 / 58960 – Donations and gifts:
Line 31220 – Volunteer firefighters’ amount or Line 31240 – Search and rescue volunteers’ amount:
Line 31260 – Canada employment amount:
You can claim upto $1,257 depending on employment income reported on line 10100 and line 10400. There is no form for line 31260. It is calculated automatically by our program.
Line 31270 – Home buyers’ amount:
You can claim an amount of $5,000 for first time home buyer tax credit for the purchase of a qualifying home in 2021, if 1) you or your spouse or common-law partner acquired a qualifying home. And 2) you did not live in another home owned by you or your spouse or common-law partner in 2021 or in any of the four preceding years (first-time home buyer). First time home buyer credit can not be carried forward. To claim this for previous year, you will have to file a revised tax return for previous year. Enter this information under common federal credit in Credit tab.
Line 31285 – Home accessibility expenses:
Line 31350 – Digital news subscription tax credit:
For the 2021 to 2024 tax years, you will be able to claim a non-refundable tax credit for expenses you paid (upto $500) in the year for a digital news subscription with a qualified Canadian journalism organization.
Line 40500 – Federal foreign tax credit:
Line 41000 – Federal political contribution tax credit:
Line 41400 – Labour-sponsored funds tax credit:
Line 41400 – Labour-sponsored funds tax credit:
Line 40425 – Federal dividend tax credit:
If you meet certain conditions, you will be able to claim a Canada Training Credit, a new refundable tax credit that is available for 2021 and later tax years.
Line 45350 – Canada training credit:
You can claim this credit if you reported dividend income on line 12000. Our program will automatically calculate this based on your income information.
Line 46800 and 46900 – Eligible educator school supply tax credit:
Provincial political contribution tax credit:
If you supported an eligible dependent, following CRA approved dependent tax credits can help you reduce your tax payable on your Canadian tax return. These tax credits can be claimed on all provincial tax return as well. To claim a dependent, dependent income need not be zero.
Line 30425 – Canada caregiver amount for spouse or common-law partner, or eligible dependant age 18 or older:
You can claim this amount for an eligible dependent 18 years of age or older or for your spouse if either of them are dependent on you because of an impairment in physical or mental functions. For dependents, you can opt to claim this credit after selecting the dependent in top dropdown above profile tab and enter the information in dependent credit detail section in General tab. In addition, you will need to enter the information under disability tax credit section in credit tab to confirm that dependent has impairment in physical or mental function. For spouse, you just need to confirm that spouse has impairment under disability tax credit section in Credit tab and our program will automatically calculate this credit.
Line 30400 / 58160 – Amount for an eligible dependant:
You can claim this amount if, at any time in the year, you supported an eligible dependant and his or her net income (line 236 of his or her return) was less than $13,808. Maximum federal amount is $13,808. If dependant qualifies for Canada caregiver amount, you can claim an additional $2,295. Tax credit for a child claimed as eligible dependent is same as tax credit available for dependent spouse. Only one claim is allowed for this line. Provincial credit varies by province. Eligible dependent for line 30400 is 1) your child, grandchild, brother or sister and they are either under 18 years of age or they have mental or physical impairment. 2) your parents or grandparents.
Line 33199 / 58729 – Allowable amount of medical expenses for other dependants:
You can claim medical expenses paid by you or your spouse for an eligible dependent (including children over 18 years of age) in any 12-month period ending in 2021. You can maximize the tax benefit by selecting the optimum 12 month period.
Line 31800 / 58480 – Disability amount (DTC) transferred from a dependant:
You may be able to claim upto maximum disability amount (line 31600) of your dependant (other than your spouse or common-law partner) if he or she was resident in Canada at any time in 2021 and was dependent on you for some of the basic necessities of life (food, shelter, or clothing).
Line 30450 / 58200 – Canada caregiver amount for other infirm dependants age 18 or older:
If you supported an eligible dependent, you can claim upto $7,348 per dependant depending on dependant income. Provincial credit varies by province. You can claim more than one person as eligible dependent on this line if
1) the person is 18 years or older, and
2) person has mental or physical impairment
3) person is your (or your spouse’s) parent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew and
4) person is not your spouse or or common-law partner or an eligible dependant for whom an amount is claimed on line 30400.
Having kids has its own tax advantage in Canada in the form of these federal tax credits for children which reduces your income tax payable to CRA.
Line 31300 / 58330 – Adoption expenses:
You can claim upto $16,729 per child towards eligible adoption expenses related to the adoption of a child less than 18 years of age. Taxpayers of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Newfoundland and Labrador can claim provincial credit for adoption expense. Unused adoption expenses can not be carried forward. Provincial credit varies by province and provincial credit is only available to residents of AB, BC, MB, ON and NL.
Line 30500 – family caregiver amount for children under 18 years of age:
Either you or your spouse or common-law partner can claim $2,295 on tax return for each of your or your spouse’s or common-law partner’s children who are under 18 years of age at the end of the year and has a mental or physical impairment.
Line 32400 / 58600 – Tuition, education, and textbook amounts transferred from a child:
Province specific children tax credit
Line 58325 – Children’s fitness amount:
You can claim upto $500 per child for this credit for eligible spend. If a child or young adult is eligible for the disability tax credit, an additional amount of $500 can be claimed, as long as a minimum of $100 is paid on registration or membership fees for a prescribed program of physical activity. If you paid an amount that would qualify to be claimed as child care expenses (line 21400 of your return) and the fitness amount, you must first claim this amount as child care expenses. Any unused part can be claimed for the fitness amount.
Line 58326 – Children’s arts amount:
You can claim upto $500 per child for this credit for eligible spend. If the child is eligible for disability tax credit, and is under 18 years of age at the start of the year, you can claim an additional $500 if at least $100 is paid for registration or membership fees for a prescribed program in an artistic activity.
Line 58320 – Child care amount:
You can claim the same amount you claimed on Line 21400 of your income tax return. It is automatically calculated based on information entered to claim child care expense on line 21400.
Line 62000 – Physical activity tax credit:
A new refundable tax credit has been introduced to allow up to $2,000 per family for the eligible fees paid for registration or membership for a prescribed program of physical activity for qualifying individuals.
Line 58230 – Amount for young children:
Line 58230 – Amount for young children:
Line 58365 – PE Children’s wellness tax credit:
You can claim up to $500 per qualifying child under the age of 18 for eligible activities related to their well-being.
Line 58210 – Amount for dependent children born in 2003 or later:
You can claim $6,155 per child as long as no one has claimed the child as either a dependent on Line 58160 or spouse on Line 58120.
Line 59800 – Active families benefit:
Eligible individuals with no more than $60,000 of adjusted net family income can claim up to $150 per eligible child for the costs of participation in an eligible activity. If an eligible child is eligible for the disability tax credit, an additional $50 can be claimed.
Province specific tax credit
Alberta tax credit
Alberta stock savings plan tax credit:
British Columbia tax credit
Farmers’ food donation tax credit:
BC sales tax credit:
British Columbia employee share ownership plan tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received Certificate ESOP 20 for your investment in a registered British Columbia employee share ownership plan (ESOP) at any time in 2021 (and did not claim them on your 2020 tax return) or in the first 60 days of 2022.
British Columbia employee venture capital tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received Certificate EVCC 30 for your investment in registered British Columbia employee venture capital corporation (EVCC) at any time in 2021 (and did not claim them on your 2020 tax return) or in the first 60 days of 2022.
British Columbia mining flow-through share tax credit:
Seniors homes renovation tax credit:
You can claim upto $10,000 for this credit if you incurred eligible home renovation (improvement) expenses in 2021 to our principal residence or the land on which your principal residence is situated and you are a senior (older than 65) or living with a senior relative.
Venture capital tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received Certificate SBVC 10 for your investment in a venture capital corporation (VCC) or eligible business corporation (EBC), registered in British Columbia, at any time in 2021 (and did not claim them on your 2020 tax return) or in the first 60 days of 2022 or you have unused venture capital tax credit from previous years.
Mining exploration tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you incurred qualified mining exploration expenses in the province in 2021. Unused mining credit can not be carried forward.
Training tax credit:
Manitoba tax credit
Line 58325 – Young Adult fitness amount:
You can claim upto a maximum of $500 per young adult (for yourself and your spouse) for registration fees paid in the year if you are under 25 years at the end of the year. You can also claum this for child under 18 years of age. Young adult fitness credit is not available for any other province. This can not be carried forward.
Fertility treatment tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you or your spouse or common-law partner incurred eligible medical expenses for fertility treatment and paid them in 2018.
Manitoba mineral exploration tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you invested in flow-through shares and Manitoba mining flow-through share expenditures have been renounced to you. Check box 144 on your T101 slip. You can carry forward unused credit to future year. You can also carry back to previous 3 years.
Labour-sponsored funds tax credit:
You can claim this credit for eligible investments you made in a labour-sponsored venture capital (LSVC) corporation in 2021 (that you did not claim a credit for on your 2020 return) or in the first 60 days of 2022.
Manitoba community enterprise development tax credit:
You can claim this credit for investments you made in 2021 or during the first 60 days of 2021. Enter the information in Credit tab to claim this.
Manitoba employee share purchase tax credit:
You can claim this non-refundable tax credit for shares you acquired from a registered employee share ownership plan (ESOP) at any time in 2021. Enter the information in Credit tab to claim this.
Teaching expense tax credit:
An eligible educator can claim up to $1,000 as an eligible supplies expense. The amount of the refundable tax credit is 15% of the expenses or $150, whichever is less.
New Brunswick tax credit
Labour-sponsored venture capital fund tax credit:
You can claim upto $2,000 for this credit if you have received Certificate NB-LSVC-1 for your investment in a labour-sponsored venture capital corporation, at any time in 2021 (and did not claim them on your 2020 tax return) or in the first 60 days of 2022.
Small business investor tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received Certificate NB-SBITC-1 for your investment in a small business or you have unused Small business investor tax credit from previous years.
Newfoundland and Labrador tax credit
Resort property investment tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received Certificate NL RPITC for your investment in eligible shares or you have unused resort property investment tax credit from previous years. Unused credit can be carried forward upto 7 years and it can be carried back upto 3 years.
Direct equity tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received Certificate NL DETC-1 for your investment in eligible shares or you have unused direct equity tax credit from previous years. Unused credit can be carried forward upto 7 years and it can be carried back upto 3 years.
Line 58315 – Volunteer firefighters’ amount:
You can claim the same amount here which you claimed on line 31220 of schedule 1.
Nova Scotia tax credit
Food bank tax credit for farmers:
Farmers can claim this credit for qualifying food donation to an eligible charity.
Labour-sponsored venture capital fund tax credit:
You can claim upto $2,000 for this credit if you have received Certificate NSLSV for your investment in a labour-sponsored venture capital corporation, at any time in 2021 (and did not claim them on your 2020 return) or in the first 60 days of 2022.
Direct equity tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received Certificate NSETC-1 for your investment in eligible shares or you have unused direct equity tax credit from previous years.
Nova Scotia volunteer firefighters and ground search and rescue tax credit:
You can claim $500 in tax refund if you were a volunteer firefighter or a ground search and rescue volunteer for a minimum of six months in 2021 and did not receive any salary/wages for your work.
Ontario tax credit
Ontario seniors’ home safety tax credit:
This refundable tax credit would provide up to $2,500 to senior homeowners, renters or people who live with relatives who are seniors, in order to allow them to continue to live independently and safely. The new refundable tax credit is 25% of up to $10,000 in eligible expenses made by or on behalf of an eligible individual for the year. The credit can be shared between more than one individual as long as the total of the eligible expenses does not exceed the $10,000 maximum.
Job training tax credit:
Effective for tax year 2021 only, the above refundable tax credit would provide up to $2,000.00 to an eligible individual for eligible tuition and other fees paid for courses taken by the individual in 2021. Only an individual, who has a positive Canada training credit limit for the 2021 tax year is eligible for the tax credit. The maximum tax credit will be an amount up to, but not exceeding, the lesser of 50% of the amount allowed on line 32000 on the federal Schedule 11 and $2,000.00.
Ontario focused flow-through share tax credit:
You can claim this credit for qualifying expenses in a mining operation in Ontario.
Ontario senior homeowners’ property tax grant:
You need to apply for the Ontario senior homeowners’ property tax grant (OSHPTG) if, on December 31, 2021: you were 64 years of age or older; and you owned and occupied a principal residence in Ontario, for which you or someone on your behalf paid property tax for 2018.
Ontario trillium benefit(OTB):
Based on your net income, you may be eligible for Ontario trillium benefits if you live in Ontario. It includes the Ontario sales tax credit, the Ontario energy and property tax credit, and the Northern Ontario energy credit. To get Ontario sales tax credit, you (or your spouse, if applicable) must apply for GST/HST credit while filing your tax return. To get Ontario energy and property tax credit, and the Northern Ontario energy credit, you have to apply under Ontario trillium benefit. Both spouses can claim Ontario trillium benefit if they occupied separate principal residences on December 31, 2021 for medical reasons. You can now elect to receive your 2022 Ontario trillium benefit in one payment in June 2023 instead of receiving it monthly from July 2022 to June 2023. If dependents have income, they should file their own return to claim applicable Ontario trillium benefit.
Prince Edward Island tax credit
Line 58500 – Teacher school supply amount:
Teacher( or a member of the program staff of an early learning and child care centre) can claim up to $500 of eligible school supplies expenses on their income tax return in Prince Edward Island. Expense for school supplies is not tax deductible in any other province (BC, AB, NS,NL,ON,MB,SK,NB). This is not a deduction to reduce your income. Instead, it gives you a non-refundable tax credit of up to $49 to reduce your tax amount.
Equity tax credit:
You can claim upto $7,000 for this credit if you have received Certificate PE-ETC for your investment in eligible shares at any time in 2021 (and did not claim them on your 2020 return) or in the first 60 days of 2022 or you have unused equity tax credit from previous years. You can carry forward unused credits seven years.
PEI volunteer firefighter tax credit:
You can claim $500 here if you claimed an amount on line 31220 of schedule 1.
Saskatchewan tax credit
Line 58440 – Disability tax credit amount (for self) in Saskatchewan:
You can claim $9,559 if you are eligible to claim line 31600 on federal form. If you are under 18 years of age, you can claim an additional amount of upto $9,559 depending on your income.
Line 58220 – Senior supplementary amount:
You can claim $1,305 for this credit if you were 65 years of age or older in 2021.
Line 58357 – Home buyers’ amount:
You can claim an amount of $10,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home made after December 31, 2021 (closing after this date) if you are eligible to claim an amount on line 31270 of schedule 1 and your house is registered in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan farm and small business capital gains tax credit:
If you reported capital gains in 2021 from the disposition of qualified farm property or qualified small business corporation shares, you might be eligible for this tax credit. It will be calculated automatically by our program.
Labour-sponsored venture capital fund tax credit:
You can claim upto $1,000 for this credit if you have received slip T2C (Sask.) for your investment in a labour-sponsored venture capital corporation at any time in 2021 (and did not claim them on your 2020 return) or in the first 60 days of 2022.
Saskatchewan mineral exploration tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you have received SK-METC (Mineral Exploration Tax Credit Certificate)for 2021 from mining exploration corporations that incurred qualifying expenses in Saskatchewan for your investment in eligible shares or you have unused mineral exploration tax credit from previous years. Unused mining credit can be carried forward upto 10 years and it can be carried back upto 3 years.
Saskatchewan graduate tuition tax credit:
You can claim this credit if you completed an eligible program at an eligible educational institution; and obtained a Graduate Retention Program Eligibility Certificate from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education. If you do not need all your Saskatchewan graduate tuition tax credit to reduce your 2021 provincial tax to zero, you can carry forward unused credit for nine years after the year of graduation.
We have consolidated other tax credit questions asked by Canadian taxpayers like you. If you do not find an answer, ask us and we will add it for you.
Can Canadian senior claim living expenses paid to family member?
No, there is no such credit.
Can both spouses apply for the Ontario Trillium Benefits(otb)?
Yes, both spouses can claim Ontario trillium benefit if they occupied separate principal residences on December 31 of tax year for medical reasons.
Can disability for self be claimed under federal and ontario?
Yes. Once you enter the details for disability in Credit tab, program will automatically calculate the credit for both federal and provincial form.
Can grandparents claim childrens fitness amounts on income tax in Saskatchewan?
No, only parents can claim this.
Can I claim a tax deduction for a disabled dependent who I supported for part of a year in canada?
Yes, you can claim disability credit as long as dependent was present in Canada at any time during the tax year and meets all other requirements.
Can I claim additional deduction for children under the northern residents allowance?
No, there is no addition deduction for children under northern residents allowance.
Can I claim Alberta income tax if living in NS?
Yes, if you were living in Alberta on 31st Dec of the tax year.
Can I claim investment expenses for foreign dividend paying stocks in Canada?
Yes. If you have those stocks in a non-registered account in Canada, you can claim investment expenses.
Can I claim kids school supplies, uniforms in Ontario?
No, there is no such credit.
Can I claim my childs sports registration as a tax deduction?
Yes, you can claim sports registration fee as children fitness credit or art credit in British Columbia or Manitoba depending on the type of program .
Can I claim my son who is 19 as a dependant in Ontario?
You can claim your 19 year old son as dependent if you did not support your spouse and your son has a mental or physical impairment.
Can I claim travel amount if I do not claim Northern residents deduction?
No, there is no separate claim for only travel amount. It has to be claimed together with Norther residents deduction.
Can I get paid for caring for my parents in Newfoundland?
Not directly. You can claim certain dependent tax credit for taking care of your parents.
Can I use tuition deductions transferred from child for tax refund?
Yes, you get non-refundable tax credit for the transferred amount. Remember to enter transferred amount under your child profile in Credit tab.
Can my permanent residence be NL and work in Alberta and claim northern living allowance?
Yes, you can claim northern resident deduction if you lived in a prescribed zone for a continuous period of at least six consecutive months..
Can parents claim for school supplies on family allowance?
No, there is no such tax credit.
Can person paying child support claim dependent?
Yes, dependent claim can also be split with spouse or can be claimed by one of the parents.
Can Saskatchewan teachers claim purchases as tax deductible?
yes, Eligible educator school supply credit is available to everyone.
Can teachers claim buying their own supplies on income tax?
Yes. teachers can claim this as Eligible educator school supply credit on their income tax return.
Can you buy RRSP for a family member and get the tax credit in British Columbia?
You can buy RRSP for your spouse and claim tax credit on your tax return as long as it is still within your available RRSP limit. You can not claim this for any other family member.
Can you claim a child for spousal (dependent) amount as well as child tax credit in Nova Scotia?
Yes, you can claim both dependent amount as well as child tax credit for your child if you are not claiming spousal amount for your spouse.
Can you claim a dependent child older than 18 years in college (post secondary) as equivalent to spouse canada?
You can claim your child as dependent if you are not claiming spousal amount and your child is either 18 years of age or has a physical or mental impairment.
Yes, active family benefit is provincial tax credit and can be claimed for the same expense claimed on line 365.
Can you claim baby clothing on your taxes in ontario?
No, there is no such tax credit.
Can you claim first 60 days of tuition in previous tax year?
No, tuition expense must be paid in tax year.
Can you claim line of credit interest on taxes in canada?
Yes, you can claim these interest as carrying charges for investment if you have used the money to buy investment and expect income out of the investment.
Can you claim northern tax allowance in Newfoundland?
Yes, taxpayers residing in any of the prescribed zones in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, SasKatchewan, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest territories can claim northern tax allowance.
Can you claim permanent residence legal fees on tax return in Canada?
No, there is no tax credit for this.
Can you claim the same child for 305 and 367 in BC?
Yes, you can claim it in all provinces.
Can you claim your child as a dependent and have them file income tax in canada?
Yes. Your dependent credit amount will be reduced by the income of your child.
Can you claim tuition if EI funds you?
Yes once you receive your T2202 forms from your institute.
Can a dependent on someone else tax return claim the first time homebuyer credit?
Technically, anyone can claim first time homebuyer credit on their own tax credit if they meet the eligibility criteria. However, if your income is not more than personal tax amount, you will not get any benefit of homebuyer amount.
Do I have to use my tuition amount for deduction when I have more than enough donation?
No, you can transfer upto $5000 to your parent/grandparents/spouse/common-law partner. You can also carry forward the unused tuition amount indefinitely for future tax years.
My net income is nil. Should I claim home buyer amount?
There is no tax benefit for you for claiming home buyer amount if you have no income. Your spouse can also claim the home buyer amount.
My elderly parent moved to live with me. Can we deduct the moving expenses?
No. You can only claim moving expenses if you moved for employment or attending a school.
Can each spouse claim the basic Ontario tax reduction?
Yes, each spouse can claim the basic Ontario tax reduction. However, reduction for dependent children and dependent with medical or physical infirmity can be claimed by the spouse with higher net income.
Can you carry over support payments to next tax year?
No, you have to report all support payments received in the current tax year.
Can you carry forward unused medical amount?
Not directly. However, CRA allows you to pick any 12 month period for medical amount claim as long as it ends in the tax year. You can adjust the period to carry forward your medical amount by at least 364 days.
Can I claim both the federal fitness amount and the Ontario fitness amount with the same money?
Does claiming parents as dependents reduce their pension in British Columbia?
No. However, dependent credit amount is reduced by their pension income.
Does the SK graduation tax credit just reduce your tax payable or is it a 2000.00 reimbursement?
First, it reduces your tax payable and left over tax credit is returned to you as income tax refund. Effectively, you can consider it as a $2000 reimbursement.
How do I claim my child on my tax return?
Enter your child as family member in profile tab with correct date of birth and our program will calculate the eligible age related tax credit. For other credits, you will have to enter specific amount in Credit tab.
How much tax refund would I get for unused federal and ontario tuition education amount?
Unused tuition amount gives you non-refundable tax credit which will reduce your tax owing and increase your tax refund. Actual refund amount will depend on your income and unused tuition amount.
How do I use the provincial tuition credit when I moved from Ontario to Alberta or NL to NS?
Schedule 11 of the province explains the usage of unused provincial tuition credit from another province. S11 for Alberta allows you to use unused federal tuition amount as unused provincial tuition amount irrespective of which province you moved from.
If I have more than one T4, do I combine them on my Canadian tax?
No. You should enter each T4 separately. Our program will combine and calculate your tax return appropriately.
If I work in Alberta but went to school in New Brunswick, how do I claim on income tax?
S11 for Alberta allows you to use unused federal tuition amount as unused provincial tuition amount irrespective of which province you moved from.
If you have a $10,000 carry-forward student loan credit amount, how do you calculate your actual tax savings??
Tax credit is available for the interest paid on student loan. If you paid 5% interest on the loan, you will get a tax credit of $75 (15% of $500) to reduce your tax owing.
If your 2013 net income is less than 11038, do you claim the amount or transfer to your spouse?
There is no need to transfer anything. Your spouse can claim a spousal amount of 11,038 minus your net income.
I am no longer in school but still have unused tuition tax credit. How do I claim that?
You can carry forward your unused tuition tax credit indefinitely for future tax years and claim tax credit against your future income.
How much tuition can be claimed per year from previous years?
There is no maximum limit on claiming unused tuition amount. You should report all unused tuition credit and program will use the applicable credit and leave the remaining tuition credit to be used for future years.
How do you claim your children on scedule one and form 428?
You need to enter your child details under profile as family member. Our program will apply the eligible age related credit for schedule one and form 428 and show you in tax summary.