LogiRénov Home Renovation Tax Credit
A new refundable tax credit for households that renovate their home, expand it, adapt it to the special needs of a family member or convert it into an intergenerational house has been implemented on a temporary basis.
This new credit is intended for individuals who are homeowners and who hire a qualified contractor to carry out renovation work on their principal residence under a contract entered into after April 24, 2014, and before July 1, 2015.
The amount of the tax credit corresponds to 20% of the portion of an individual's eligible expenses that exceeds $3,000, up to a maximum tax credit of $2,500.
To qualify for the tax credit, the work done must essentially cover the living space of the home as well as its exterior siding and roofing. What's more, to encourage households to incorporate eco-friendly work into their home renovation projects, all work recognized for the purposes of the EcoRenov tax credit and carried out under a contract entered into after October 31, 2014, will be recognized for the purposes of the LogiRénov tax credit.
A form for claiming the tax credit, which individuals will have to file along with their income tax return, will be available with the 2014 income tax return documents. In addition, contractors that carried out eco-friendly renovation work under the LogiRénov home renovation tax credit will have to certify that the materials and appliances involved comply with recognized energy and environmental standards. To do so, the contractor will have to complete and sign a Certificate of Compliance With Energy and Environmental Standards (form TP-1029.ER.A-V) and give it to his or her client.
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