Can you claim an amount for an eligible dependant (line 30400)?

Note: Line 30400 was line 305 before tax year 2019.

Question 1

Questions and answers

Were you at any time in the tax year single, divorced, separated or widowed and supporting a dependant who lived with you in a home that you maintained?


If you had a spouse or common-law partner, but you were not living with, supporting, or being supported by that person, the CRA considers that you were separated for the purposes of this amount.

Your dependant may live away from home while attending school. If the dependant ordinarily lived with you when not in school, the CRA considers that dependant to live with you for the purposes of this amount.

For the purposes of this claim, your child is not required to have lived in Canada but still must have lived with you. This would be possible, for example, if you were a deemed resident living in another country with your child.

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