Home Accessibility Tax Credit (HATC): Check Eligibility Criteria & How to Claim?

Yukon Child Benefit 2024For house improvements that increase accessibility, the HATC provides a tax credit to help defray the costs. The HATC, which was included in the government budget for 2015, assists in defraying the cost of modifications that increase seniors 65 years of age or older’s mobility and safety.

Up to $10,000 in allowable expenses may be claimed annually by qualifying persons, with a maximum federal tax credit of $1,500 (15% of $10,000) available.

What is Home Accessibility Tax Credit (HATC)?

The Home Affordable Technology Credit (HATC) is a non-refundable tax credit available for qualified home improvement or modification costs that lower the risk of injury to qualifying individuals while they are inside the dwelling or during their entry into the dwelling, or that enable a qualifying individual to be mobile or functional within the eligible dwelling. If you meet the requirements or are eligible, you might be able to claim this credit.

Home Accessibility Tax Credit (HATC)

Eligibility Criteria of Home Accessibility Tax Credit

  • The qualifying individual was unmarried and not in a common-law partnership;
  • the qualifying individual was not earning any income; in the case of the eligible dependant amount,
  • the qualifying individual was not dependent on another person; in the case of the amount for an infirm dependant age 18 or older,
  • the qualifying individual who is 65 years of age or older at the end of a year and who is not eligible to claim the disability tax credit; and in the case of the qualifying individual who is a child, if the child had been 18 years of age or older during the tax year.

How to Claim Home Accessibility Tax Credit?

  • To view your tax return, sign into your CRA My Account or utilize a site approved by Netfiler.
  • Check your tax return for the Federal Worksheet.  For the purpose of recording eligible home accessibility expenses, the CRA offers a chart.
  • Note information such as the kind of refurbishment, when it was finished, and how much it cost in the designated chart on the Federal Worksheet.
  • After you have documented all of the allowable expenses, figure out the total.
  • On your tax return, transfer the entire amount of allowable expenses from the Federal Worksheet to the appropriate line.

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