5 Tax Benefits in Canada You Should Know About

May 4, 2022 | Written by: Sohail Afzal

5 Tax Benefits in Canada You Should Know About

Did you know that people can get several tax benefits in Canada? These benefits can include things like the GST/HST credit, the Child Tax Benefit, and the Working Income Tax Benefit. In this blog post, we will discuss all of these benefits and how people can apply for them. We will also talk about when people can expect to receive these benefits. So if you’re looking to learn more about the tax benefits available in Canada, this is the blog post for you!

GST/HST Credit

The first tax benefit that we will discuss is the GST/HST credit. This credit is available to all Canadian residents of a certain age and who have filed their taxes. To be eligible for this credit, you must have an annual income below a certain threshold. You can apply for this credit by filling out form RC4052 from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Once you have completed and submitted this form, you will receive your GST/HST credit in the form of a cheque or direct deposit.

Child Tax Benefit

The second tax benefit that we will discuss is the Child Tax Benefit. This benefit is available to families with children under the age of 18. To be eligible for this benefit, you must have an annual income below a certain threshold. You can apply for this benefit by filling out form RC66 from the CRA. Once you have completed and submitted this form, you will receive your Child Tax Benefit in the form of a cheque or direct deposit.

Working Income Tax Benefit

The third tax benefit that we will discuss is the Working Income Tax Benefit. This benefit is available to people who are working and who have an annual income that is below a certain threshold. To be eligible for this benefit, you must be between the ages of 19 and 64. You can apply for this benefit by filling out form T2222 from the CRA. Once you have completed and submitted this form, you will receive your Working Income Tax Benefit in the form of a cheque or direct deposit.

Disability Tax Credit

The fourth tax benefit that we will discuss is the Disability Tax Credit. This credit is available to people who have a disability that prevents them from earning a living. To be eligible for this credit, you must have an annual income below a certain threshold. You can apply for this credit by filling out form T2260 from the CRA. Once you have completed and submitted this form, you will receive your Disability Tax Credit in the form of a cheque or direct deposit.

Medical Expense Tax Credit

The fifth and final tax benefit that we will discuss is the Medical Expense Tax Credit. This credit is available to people who have incurred medical expenses not covered by their provincial health care plan. To be eligible for this credit, you must have an annual income below a certain threshold. You can apply for this credit by filling out form T661 from the CRA. Once you have completed and submitted this form, you will receive your Medical Expense Tax Credit in the form of a cheque or direct deposit.

Conclusion

There are several tax benefits available to people in Canada. If you think you might be eligible for one of these benefits, we encourage you to apply. You can find all the forms that you need on the CRA website. Once you have submitted your form, you will receive your benefit in the form of a cheque or direct deposit. We hope this blog post has been helpful and that you now have a better understanding of the tax benefits available in Canada! Do you want to learn more about the tax benefits available in Canada? Contact our team of tax experts at GTA Accounting today! Give us a call or send us an email. We would be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for reading!

Sohail Afzal CPA Toronto

Sohail Afzal, CPA, CMA, MBA

Sohail Afzal, (CPA, CMA, MBA) is the founder & CEO of GTA Accounting Professional Corporation. He is a highly experienced Chartered Professional Accountant and businessman himself and understands the challenges that many businesses face when it comes to cash flow management. As an experienced business consultant & tax advisor, he is helping companies grow by providing the technical, financial, and contractual information necessary for strategic decision-making.

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