Important: This tax credit has been improved by Revenu Québec for 2017. You can now claim this tax credit starting at age 63.
You can claim the tax credit for workers 63 or older if you earned eligible income (such as employment income, business income, net amount from research grants, Wage Earner Protection Payments, and amounts received under a work-incentive program) totaling $5,000 or more during the year and, if on December 31, you were:
- A resident of Québec
- 63 years or older
The tax credit you can claim depends on your eligible income for the year and your age on December 31.The maximum you can claim is:
- $600 if you were 63 on December 31
- $900 if you were 64 or older on December 31 or
- $1,200 if you were 65 or older on December 31
Note: Any work income you earned before you turned 63 in the year is subtracted from your eligible work income that qualifies for this tax credit.
If your eligible work income for the year is more than $33,755, the tax credit is reduced by 5%. However, this doesn’t apply if you’re over 65 years of age and your tax credit amount is $600 or less.
Where do I claim this?
You’ll need to enter the amount of your work income that you earned before you turned 63, 64, or 65 on December 31 on the Special Situations page under the REQUIRED icon of the PREPARE tab.
Once you do that, H&R Block’s tax software will automatically calculate your credit amount and apply it to your tax return, provided you’ve met the other eligibility requirements.