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.
If you're eligible, you may be able to claim extra money for one or more of the following:
- spouse or common-law partner amount
- amount for an eligible dependant
- infirm dependants age 18 or older
- children under 18 years of age
- caregiver amount
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.
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 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.
Provincial/territorial tax credits
Many provinces and territories offer tax credits for caregivers.
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