Age Amount


For the 2016 taxation year, seniors aged 65 will remain eligible for the age amount.

We will correct income tax returns for taxpayers who are entitled to the age amount and adjust their refunds and balances owing as necessary.

For more information, see Seniors Aged 65 to Remain Eligible for the Age Amount.

If you were 65 or older on December 31, 2016 (you must have been born before January 1, 1952), you can claim an amount that will reduce your income tax payable.

You can also claim an amount if your spouse on December 31 (This link will open a new window) is in the same situation.

The age amount can be claimed for a deceased person only if he or she was 65 or older at the time of death.

For more information, see the instructions regarding the age amount at line 361 in the guide to the income tax return (TP-1.G-V).

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