As a senior 65 years or older in Ontario, you could qualify for a tax credit to help with the cost of making your home safer and more accessible. For more information about the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit
About the credit
The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a permanent, refundable personal income tax credit for seniors and family members who live with them. If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return. The amount of money you get back for these expenses is calculated as 15 per cent of the eligible expenses you claim. For example, if you spend and then claim $10,000 worth of eligible expenses, you could get $1,500 back.
The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit can help with the costs of improving safety and accessibility in your home.
Do I qualify?
To qualify for the credit, you need to be:
65 years old or older by the end of the year for which you are claiming the credit; or
living with a family member who is a senior
Your income doesn’t matter — seniors and their family members at all income levels are eligible.
If you are living with a senior relative in your home, you could qualify for a total tax credit of up to $1,500 every year, regardless of income.