Federal Government | Canada Revenue Agency
Canada caregiver credit
If you take care of a person with a physical or mental infirmity, you may be entitled to one or more of the following amounts: amount for spouse or common-law partner, amount for an eligible dependant or Canada caregiver credit.
To be eligible, the person must be 18 years or older and dependant on you due to a physical or mental infirmity. Henceforth, you no longer need to live with the dependant to apply for the Canada caregiver credit.
Visit the New Canada caregiver credit page of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website, to learn about the details.
Tax benefits for seniors
Seniors and their spouses may enjoy various tax benefits. For example:
To see the full list, visit the page dedicated to seniors on the Canada Revenue Agency website.
PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST TAX FRAUD
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Government of Quebec | Revenu Québec
Tax credit for caregivers
This is a refundable tax credit with four components:
- Tax credit for caregivers of a spouse;
- Tax credit for caregivers housing an eligible relative (other than spouse);
- Tax credit for caregivers cohabiting with an eligible relative (other than spouse);
- Tax credit for caregivers who regularly and continuously assist a family member with a severe disability.
To learn the conditions of eligibility and find out more about this tax credit, visit the Tax credit for caregivers page of the Revenu Québec website.
Other tax benefits for caregivers
Caregivers of seniors and their families may benefit from other tax credits, such as:
- Tax credit for respite of caregivers
- Tax credit for volunteer respite services
- Tax credit for home-support services for seniors
You will find a full list in the Caregivers section of the Revenu Québec website.
Tax benefits for seniors
Seniors and their spouses may enjoy various tax benefits, in particular:
- Senior assistance tax credit
- Tax credit for experienced workers
- Amount for severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions
- Various measures for people with disabilities
As you know, tax is a complicated matter. If you have any doubt, it is worth calling an accountant or a tax specialist to complete your return. Looking for a professional? Check out our Need assistance completing your return? page.