New Brunswick low-income tax reduction

The New Brunswick low-income tax reduction helps low income residents of New Brunswick reduce their provincial tax payable.

If you had a spouse or common-law partner on December 31, you’ll need to decide which one of you will claim this tax reduction on their 2017 return.  While only one of you can claim this amount, any unused portion can be claimed by the other spouse.

If you’re filing a return on behalf of someone who recently passed away, the New Brunswick low-income tax reduction can be claimed on the deceased person’s final return, or on their spouse’s return, if applicable.

Note: H&R Block’s tax software doesn’t currently support deceased returns. For help completing a deceased return, please contact one of our retail offices (fees will apply).

Where do I claim this?

Follow these steps in H&R Block’s 2017 tax software:

Before you begin, make sure that you told us you lived in New Brunswick on December 31, 2017.

Note: If you were singlewidoweddivorced, or separated, H&R Block’s tax software will automatically claim the credit on your return.

  1. On the WRAP-UP tab, click the OPTIMIZATION icon. You’ll find yourself here:

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  2. Click the Credits and claims link.

  3. Under the Here are the additional credits we’ve claimed for you heading, answer Yes to the question  Do you want to change who’s claiming the credits listed in the table above? (you can also choose not to claim a credit)

  4. From the dropdown menu, select who will claim the New Brunswick low-income tax reduction.

 

If you and your spouse are preparing your returns separately:

  1. On the WRAP-UP tab, click the OPTIMIZATION icon. You’ll find yourself here:

    WRAP-UP_EN.jpg

  2. Click the Credits and claims link.

  3. Under the Here are the additional credits we’ve claimed for you heading, answer Yes to the question Do you want to change who’s claiming the credits listed in the table above? (you can also choose not to claim a credit)

  4. From the dropdown menu, select who will claim the New Brunswick low-income tax reduction.

 

 

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