If you are taking care of a spouse aged 70 or older who is unable to live alone due to a severe and prolonged physical or mental impairment, you may claim the tax credit for caregivers of a spouse.
The tax credit for caregivers is a refundable tax credit paid to a person who, without being remunerated, provide or provided continuous care and assistance to an eligible relative who lived or cohabited with that person. The tax credit consists of the following three components:
The tax credit for caregivers of a spouse is intended for caregivers who take care of their elderly spouse who is unable to live alone.
Clientele Caregivers who take care of their spouse
Eligibility requirements In order to claim the tax credit, an individual must
If the person being housed is an aged relative, he or she must
The period of 365 consecutive days must have begun during the taxation year in question or the previous taxation year. If it began during the taxation year in question, it may end during the subsequent taxation year.