Claiming the Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors
You can claim the tax credit for home-support services for seniors when filing your income tax return or apply to receive it in advance payments. The amount to which you are entitled is the same either way.
Income tax return
Applying for advance payments of the tax credit
To apply for advance payments, use the Apply for Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors online service or complete the application form that corresponds to your situation:
- Application for Advance Payments Based on Rent and Services Included in Rent: Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors (TPZ-1029.MD.7-V)
- Application for Advance Payments for Services Included in Condominium Fees: Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors (TPZ-1029.MD.8-V)
- Application for Advance Payments for Occasional Services: Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors (TPZ-1029.MD.9-V)
You have until December 1 of the year in which an expense is incurred to send us an application for advance payments. Otherwise, you will have to claim the tax credit in your income tax return.
Advance payments must be made by direct deposit. Advance payments related to eligible services included in your rent or condominium fees are made every month. Advance payments related to eligible occasional services are made within 30 days following the date we receive the application.
If you are not registered for direct deposit, you can do so:
- by using the Register for Direct Deposit online service. If you are registered for our online services, you can register for direct deposit immediately. If you are not registered for our online services, you must first register for My Account.
- by providing a blank cheque from a financial institution that has an establishment in Canada marked "VOID." Ensure that your name and social insurance number are on the cheque.
- by filing the Request for Direct Deposit (LM-3.Q-V or LM-3.M-V). If the Revenu Québec office in Québec City is closer to where you live, use form LM-3.Q-V; if the Revenu Québec office in Montréal is closer to where you live, use form LM-3.M-V. The only difference between the forms is the address of the Revenu Québec office.
What if both you and your spouse are entitled to the tax credit?
If you have a spouse (This link will open a new window) and you are both entitled to the tax credit, only one of you will receive the total amount of advance payments to which you are entitled as a couple.
If you and your spouse live in the same dwelling, you must file a single form.
If your spouse does not not live in the same dwelling, you must each file a separate form.
We process applications received from each member of a couple as if they were part of one file. We will communicate with the member of the couple who receives the advance payments of the tax credit
Keeping invoices and calculating the credit
Do not enclose with the form any invoices, receipts or service contracts. You will need these documents to complete your income tax return, and you may be required to provide them to us.
For more information on calculating the credit, eligible services and the amount of the credit granted to you, click Your Place of Residence.