Caring for dependants? Depend on the family caregiver amount
Did you know?
If you have a dependant with a physical or mental impairment, you could be eligible to claim up to an additional $2,040 in certain non-refundable tax credits.Important facts
The family caregiver amount (FCA) helps Canadians with the costs of caring for a dependant with a physical or mental impairment.
To claim the FCA, the dependant must be:
You may be asked to provide a signed statement from a medical doctor that provides information on the nature, commencement, and duration of the dependant's impairment. You can claim the family caregiver amount for more than one eligible dependant.
For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/familycaregiver.