Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a 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 at 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. What expenses qualify?

Some examples of eligible expenses include:
• Certain renovations to permit a first-floor occupancy or secondary suite for a
senior
• Grab bars and related reinforcements around the toilet, tub, and shower
• Handrails in corridors
• Wheelchair ramps, stair/wheelchair lifts and elevators
• Walk-in bathtubs
• Wheel-in showers
• Widening passage doors
For more information, call 1-866-668-8297 or visit http://www.ontario.ca/taxes-and-benefits.