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:
- tax services offices and tax centre.
- individual tax enquiries line at 1-800-959-8281.