Tax credits for caregivers

Family Caregiver Amount Tax Credit

If you have a dependant with a physical or mental impairment, you may be eligible for the Family Caregiver Amount tax credit.

Learn more about the Family Caregiver Amount.

If you're eligible, you may be able to claim extra money for one or more of the following:

Medical Expenses Tax Credit

The Medical Expenses Tax Credit can help you pay for eligible medical expenses for yourself, your spouse or common-law partner and your dependent children.

Learn more about the Medical Expenses Tax Credit.

Disability Amount Tax Credit Transfer

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.

If a dependant is eligible for the Disability Amount Tax Credit, but does not claim all of that amount on their income tax return, they may be able to transfer the remaining amount to you if you're their caregiver.

Learn more about the Disability Tax Credit.

Learn under which certain conditions your dependent may be able to transfer some or all of the disability tax credit amount to you if you're their caregiver.

Find out about the disability Amount Tax Credit Transfer.

Provincial/territorial tax credits

Many provinces and territories offer tax credits for caregivers.

Learn more about provincial and territorial tax credits for individuals.

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