Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

 

Ontario Healthy Homes Renovation
Tax Credit

What is it?

Seniors and their families can now claim up to $1,500 for permanent changes to their homes to accommodate age-related needs.
The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a new permanent, refundable Personal Income Tax credit to assist with the cost of permanent home modifications that improve accessibility or help a senior be more functional or mobile at home.
The credit is worth up to $1,500 each year, calculated as 15 per cent of up to $10,000 in eligible home renovation expenses that will help seniors stay safely in their homes. It can also be claimed by senior homeowners and tenants, and people who share a home with a senior relative.
Amounts claimed by couples are subject to a combined maximum of $10,000 in eligible expenses per year. Different family members in a shared home can claim the credit. However, the total amount of the eligible expenses that can be claimed, per year, by all of those family members cannot exceed $10,000.
Spouses or common-law partners who live in separate homes because of medical necessity or because of a breakdown in their marriage or common-law relationship, can each claim up to $10,000 of expenses.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you are a:

  • senior who owns or rents your home, or
  • a non-senior who is living with a family member who is a senior.There is no income test to qualify for this credit.

What expenses qualify?

Some examples of eligible expenses include:

Assistive Devices

Renovations

  • certain renovations to permit a first-floor occupancy or secondary suite for a senior
  • wheelchair ramps, stair/wheelchair lifts and elevators
  • widening passage doors
  • lowering existing counters/cupboards
  • installing adjustable counters/cupboards
  • pull-out shelves under counter to enable work from a seated position
  • additional light fixtures throughout the home and exterior entrances
  • creation of knee space under the basin to enable use from a seated position (and insulation of any hot-water pipes)
  • relocation of tap to front or side for easier access

For more information: http://www.ontario.ca/healthyhomes

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