Credits for the 2021 Tax Year
With the tax season fast approaching, the Ontario government continues to deliver on its commitment to put more money in the pockets of Ontarians. Here are some of the tax credits to support seniors, workers and families:
Ontario Child Care Tax Credit (CARE)
The Ontario Child Care Tax Credit, known as Ontario Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) Tax Credit, puts more money in the pockets of families and provides the flexibility they need to choose the childcare options that work best for them. The government is providing a 20 per cent top-up to this tax credit for 2021.
Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit
The Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit to help low to moderate income individuals and seniors with property taxes and sales tax on energy costs.
Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit
The Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit helps make seniors’ homes safer and more accessible so they can stay in their homes longer. The credit is worth 25 per cent of up to $10,000 in eligible expenses for a senior’s principal residence in Ontario, to a maximum credit of $2,500.
Low-Income Workers Tax Credit (LIFT)
The Low-Income Workers Tax Credit, known as Low-income Individuals and Families Tax (LIFT) Credit, provides up to $850 each year in Ontario personal income tax relief to low-income workers, and can be used to reduce or eliminate an individual’s Ontario personal income tax, excluding the Ontario Health Premium.
Ontario Seniors’ Public Transit Tax Credit
The Ontario Seniors’ Public Transit Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit to help seniors with public transit costs.
Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit
The Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit helps workers get training that may be needed for a career shift, re-training or to sharpen their skills. The credit provides up to $2,000 in relief for 50 per cent of a person’s eligible expense.