Supporting Caregivers through the Family Caregiver Tax Credit

March 20, 2014

Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Canadians who are caregivers for family members with physical or mental impairments may qualify to receive an additional tax credit of up to $306 for an eligible dependent.

The Family Caregiver tax credit is a non-refundable credit on an amount of $2,040. Eligible caregivers can claim an enhanced (or an additional) amount under one of the following dependency-related credits: Spouse or Common-Law Partner Credit, the Child Tax Credit, the Eligible Dependent Credit, the Caregiver Credit or the Infirm Dependant Credit.

Eligible dependents can be any age. Watch the video below to learn how you can claim the Family Caregiver Tax Credit and save up to $306 on your income tax.

Transcript for the Family caregiver tax credit video

The Medical Expense Tax Credit provides support for Canadian caregivers of dependent relatives. These caregivers can claim medical and disability-related costs for financially dependent relatives and spouses without the $10,000 limit that was formerly applied. This ensures that the tax system fully recognizes these expenses.

Get tax savings working for you! For more information, visit www.cra.gc.ca/familycaregiver.

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