Did you know that people aged 70 and over living in Quebec can benefit from a refundable tax credit, in order to reduce their expenses related to home support services?
Amount of the tax credit for home support
According to Revenu Québec , the tax credit is equal to 35% of the expenses that were paid in the year (by you or your spouse) for eligible home-support services. However, if your annual family income is higher than $ 58,380, the tax credit is reduced by 3% by the amount which exceeds $ 58,380. This reduction does not apply if you are considered to be a non-autonomous person or, if you claim the credit for your couple, if your spouse or you are recognized as a non-autonomous person.
A government subsidy for the elderly also applicable in private residences
If you live in a certified private seniors' residence and you are 70 years of age and over, you may be able to claim the tax credit for home-support services. And yes, staying in a retirement home does not deprive you of access to this credit at all. The following are examples of eligible services:
- Housekeeping (cleaning, sweeping and dusting)
- Clothing and bedding care
- Field maintenance and snow removal
- Dressing aid
- Bathing aid
- Food aid
- Meal delivery
The amount you can claim for eligible services included in your rent is determined using already established calculation tables.
For more information on eligible services and expenses, visit Revenuquebec.ca .
Calculator to estimate the eligible amount
If you wish to estimate, for a month, the amount to which you may be entitled, refer to the estimation calculator from Revenu Québec.
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