Tax-related benefits, credits, deductions and support
“Given the times, every form of financial assistance helps to reduce financial stress.”
What you could be eligible for
To get the benefits and credits you may be eligible for, you need to do your taxes each year. Even if you have little to no income, you should still file your tax return because you could get money back.
Goods and services tax / harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit
A tax-free quarterly payment. It helps individuals and families with low and modest incomes offset the GST or HST that they pay.
Canada child benefit
A tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.
Canada caregiver credit
A non-refundable tax credit that may be available to you if you support your spouse or common-law partner, or a dependant with a physical or mental impairment.
Canada workers benefit
A refundable tax credit to help individuals and families who are working and earning a low income.
Canada training credit
A refundable tax credit available for 2020 and later years to help you with the cost of eligible training fees. If you are at least 26 years old, you may be able to claim this credit when you do your taxes.
Home accessibility tax credit
A non-refundable tax credit to help with the cost of making your home accessible.
Disability tax credit
A non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or the person who supports them reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for this credit can open doors to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs.
Child disability benefit
A tax-free monthly payment made to families who care for a child under the age of 18 who has a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions.
Medical expense tax credit
A non-refundable tax credit that you can claim for yourself, your spouse or common-law partner, or other dependants, including your children or your spouse’s or common law’s children. You may also qualify for other credits related to medical expenses.
Northern residents deductions
Deductions for living costs and travel benefits. You may qualify if you lived in a prescribed zone for a continuous period of at least six consecutive months.
Benefits finder tool
Find all the benefits available to you.
Help doing your taxes
Tips for doing your taxes
Find information on filing and payment due dates, which documents you need to report income and claim deductions, and choose the best way for you to file and send your tax return to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Get your taxes done at a free tax clinic
If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, you may be able to get your taxes done by a volunteer - for free.
Do your taxes online
NETFILE lets you do your personal taxes online and send your income tax and benefit return directly to the CRA from supported tax-filing software.
File my Return telephone service
File your return by answering short questions through an automated telephone service. Eligible to individuals who have a low or fixed income.
Let someone else manage your tax information
Authorize someone, such as a family member or an accountant, to help manage your tax information with the CRA.
Learn about your taxes
Use the new online learning tool to learn about taxes and how to do your taxes on your own.
Find out what else you could qualify for
- I am impacted by COVID-19
- I am First Nations, Inuit or Métis
- I am new to Canada
- I am a student
- I am 65 years of age or older
- I am a resident of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario or Alberta and can claim the climate action incentive payment (CAI)
Contact by phone
- Ask about benefits: 1-800-387-1193
- Other questions and to get forms: 1-800-959-8281
- If you are calling from the 867 area code: 1-866-426-1527
- Revenu Québec: 1-800-267-6299
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