Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit

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The Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit provides financial support for medical expenses if you or your spouse or common-law partner are 70 or older and you have low to moderate income.. This credit can give you a refundable personal income tax credit, which means you can get the benefit even if the amount exceeds the amount of income tax you owe. The credit can be up to 25% of the expenses up to $6,000, which is a maximum of $1,500. This amount is reduced by 5% of your family net income over $35,000 and fully phased out by at most $65,000. You can claim this credit in addition to the non-refundable federal and Ontario medical expense tax credits for the same eligible expenses.

You are eligible to claim the Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit if you live in Ontario at the end of the tax year, and you or your spouse/common-law partner turned 70 or older in the tax year. Your family net income must be less than $65,000 to receive the benefit.

Your eligible medical expenses are the same as those claimed for the Ontario Medical Expense Tax Credit, and can include things like dental, vision, and hearing care, walking aids, bathroom aids, and home renovations that improve mobility due to severe and prolonged impairment.

To apply for Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit:

Starting from the 2022 tax year, you can claim the Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit on your Income Tax and Benefit Return. The credit is refundable and can be claimed even if you don't owe income tax. However, you need to keep receipts for eligible expenses you claim.

If you have questions about the tax credit, please contact Canada Revenue Agency's:

Last updated: May 3, 2023