Amount of the Work Premium Tax Credits

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The amount of the work premium tax credits is based on your work income, family income and family situation.
Work premium

For 2019, the maximum work premium depending on your situation is as follows:

Family situation Maximum annual work premium for the 2019 taxation year
Person living alone $873.60
Couple without children $1,363.32
Single parent $2,496.00
Couple with at least one child $3,246.00

The amount of the premium decreases as your income approaches the applicable threshold.

Advance payments

Advance payments of the work premium are equal to:

  • 50% of the premium you expect to receive for the year, if you have a dependent child; or
  • 75% of the premium, if you do not have a dependent child.
Family situation Maximum annual work premium for the 2020 taxation year
Person living alone $914.11
Couple without children $1,426.90
Single parent $2,539.20
Couple with at least one child $3,303.00
Adapted work premium

For 2019, the maximum adapted work premium depending on your situation is as follows:

Family situation Maximum annual adapted work premium for the 2019 taxation year
Person living alone $1,746.75
Couple without children $2,677.25
Single parent $3,493.50
Couple with at least one child $4,283.60

The amount of the premium decreases as your income approaches the applicable threshold.

Advance payments

Advance payments of the adapted work premium are equal to:

  • 50% of the premium you expect to receive for the year, if you have a dependent child; or
  • 75% of the premium, if you do not have a dependent child.
Family situation Maximum annual adapted work premium for the 2020 taxation year
Person living alone $1,816.58
Couple without children $2,784.51
Single parent $3,548.00
Couple with at least one child $4,350.80
Supplement to the work premium

The supplement to the work premium is a monthly amount of $200 that may be granted to you for a maximum of 12 consecutive months.

For a continuous work period of at least 12 months, the supplement could therefore be:

  • $2,400 for a person living alone; or 
  • $4,800 for a couple, if both spouses entered the labour market.

Advance payments

Advance payments of the supplement to the work premium are also $200 per month.

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