Yukon Small Business Investment Tax Credit

The Yukon Small Business Investment Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit which is used to reduce the territorial tax owing. 

You can claim up to 25% of the value of eligible shares and subordinated debt that you purchased from eligible Yukon businesses during the tax year or in the first 60 days of the following year.

The amount of the credit that you can claim will be shown on your YSBITC-1 Certificate which is issued by the Yukon government. The maximum amount that you can claim for the year is $25,000, including carryforward amounts.  Any unused amounts may be carried back 3 years or carried forward up to 7 years. Refer to your Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Notice of Reassessment to determine any unused credit amounts that you may have.

According the Yukon government, eligible small business corporations are private or co-operative corporations with:

  • Less than $25 million in assets;
  • A permanent establishment in the territory; and
  • At least 50% of assets and payroll in the Yukon.

You are eligible to claim the Yukon Small Business Investment Tax Credit if:

  • You were a resident of Yukon on December 31st;
  • You were at least 19 years of age at the end of the year; and
  • You received a YSBITC-1 Certificate from the Yukon government which shows the credit amount you can claim 

Where do I claim this?

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

Important: Before you begin, ensure that you told us you lived in YUKON on December 31st of the 2017 tax year.

Once you have confirmed your residence location, continue to follow these steps to claim your Yukon Small Business Investment Tax Credit:

  1. On the PREPARE tab, click the IN THIS SECTION icon.

  2. Under Investments (shares, securities, property, tax shelters, etc.) you bought or sold in 2017, click the Add This button.

  3. Click the PENSION PLANS AND INVESTMENTS icon. You’ll find yourself here: 
  1. Under the INVESTMENT INCOME heading, click the checkbox labelled Yukon small business investment tax credit.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue.

When you arrive at the page for the Yukon Small Business Investment Tax Credit, enter your information into the tax software. 

Where can I learn more?