Major changes for the 2011 tax year
The major changes for the 2011 tax year are listed below. The list of items used in final tables 2 through 5 has been expanded from 111 to 113 items.
For descriptions of these items, see Description of Items.
Basic personal amount (line 300) - The amount has increased to $10,527.
Age amount (line 301) - The maximum amount has increased to $6,537.
Spouse or common-law partner amount (line 303) - The maximum amount has increased to $10,527.
Amount for an eligible dependant (line 305) - The maximum amount has increased to $10,527.
Allowable amount of medical expenses for other dependants (line 331) - The maximum $10,000 limit per eligible dependant has been removed.
The following items are new for the 2013 edition:
Volunteer firefighters' amount (line 362) - As a volunteer firefighter, you may be able to claim an amount of $3,000.
Children's arts amount (line 370) - You can claim an amount for eligible expenses paid for the registration or membership of your child in a prescribed program of artistic, cultural, recreational, or developmental activity.
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