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Basic Eligibility Conditions – Tax Credit for Caregivers

To claim a refundable tax credit for caregivers, you must first meet all the following basic conditions:

  • You were resident in Québec on December 31 in the year covered by the claim.
  • You did not receive any remuneration for the care you provided to the eligible care receiver.
  • Your spouse is the only one claiming an amount with regard to you on line 367, 378 or 381 of their return.
  • No one is claiming the tax credit for caregivers with regard to you.
  • You (or your spouse, if applicable) were not exempt from tax for the year covered by the claim.

Read the specific eligibility conditions below before applying. 

Specific eligibility conditions

Caregiver for a person 18 or over with an impairment

If you meet all the eligibility conditions listed above and you want to claim the credit as a caregiver for a person 18 or over with an impairment, check to see if you meet the specific eligibility conditions, which differ based on whether you live with the person. Those conditions are given on the page for caregivers providing care to a person 18 or over with an impairment.

Caregiver for a person 70 or over

If you meet all the eligibility conditions listed above and you want to claim the credit as a caregiver for a person 70 or over, check to see if you meet the specific eligibility conditions presented on the page for caregivers living with a person 70 or over.

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