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sunny101
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2007 tax year Caregiver amount on line 315
Hi, my 65+year old in-laws are dependent on me. My wife does not work, neither do my in-laws. I am the bread earner in the family. Question is "can i claim caregiver amount on line 315 of my return". I just noticed that for the past many years i had be doing a mistake and putting them under my wife's return which did'nt make any difference in the refund amount that i got from revenue canada. Will i be able to go back and correct those error and claim the refund owing. Also can i also claim my in-law's as babby sitter for our 2 kids under 7 years of age (in-laws stay in the same house, basement). Thanks

 
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Pramod Chopra
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Hi, my 65+year old in-laws are dependent on me. My wife does not work, neither do my in-laws. I am the bread earner in the family. Question is "can i claim caregiver amount on line 315 of my return". I just noticed that for the past many years i had be doing a mistake and putting them under my wife's return which didn't make any difference in the refund amount that i got from revenue Canada. Will i be able to go back and correct those error and claim the refund owing. Also can i also claim my in-law's as baby sitter for our 2 kids under 7 years of age (in-laws stay in the same house, basement). Thanks



1. Yes you can claim the care giver amount on line 315 for your parents-in-laws if they are residents of Canada and NOT visiting you here.

2. You have to talk to CRA and tell them about this mistake and they will let you know what to do. Most likely they will ask you to do T1Adj for you and your spouse for the taxation years you want to claim this amount. Or, simply they may ask you to send a request letter with all the details of you, your spouse and your parents-in-law (SIN numbers and income for every year) and they may do the adjustment and send you refunds if you are entitled. CRA is very fair and you should not have any problem in this as this is a genuine mistake.

3. If both you and your spouse are working and your parents-in-law took care of your kids and you actually paid them and have all the proofs, you can claim these child care expenses. However, the child care expenses are claimed by the lower income spouse and as your wife does not work, she does not have any income and hence you will not get any thing in refund for child care expenses.





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sudesingh
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3. If both you and your spouse are working and your parents-in-law took care of your kids and you actually paid them and have all the proofs, you can claim these child care expenses. However, the child care expenses are claimed by the lower income spouse and as your wife does not work, she does not have any income and hence you will not get any thing in refund for child care expenses.




Pramod, can they claim care giver and as baby sitter at the same time.

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Post ID: 119181 11-04-08 21:05:12
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sunny101
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Thanks Pramod, much appreciated. I will just do that and call Rev Can.

"child care expenses are claimed by the lower income spouse and as your wife does not work, she does not have any income and hence you will not get any thing in refund for child care expenses"
This is interesting to know!


 
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sunny101
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CCR cheeky
I forget to mention that when i first made the mistake of putting my in-law in my wifes return(lower income) (2003 tax year). I did get get a letter from CCR claiming that both our returns were under assessment and they needed"schedule 5, details of our in-laws" so that they could review and correct our return. We did send them all the details ie SIN, DOB etc etc. After a while we got a letter stating they had completed our review and "no adjustment is necessary".
I call that cheeky beancounters.


 
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sudesingh
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3. If both you and your spouse are working and your parents-in-law took care of your kids and you actually paid them and have all the proofs, you can claim these child care expenses. However, the child care expenses are claimed by the lower income spouse and as your wife does not work, she does not have any income and hence you will not get any thing in refund for child care expenses.




Pramod, can they claim care giver and as baby sitter at the same time.



OK, just checked with my wife, you cannot claim both. Although you can show they did baby sitting for someone else, but not that they did baby sitting for your kids at the same time claim care giver.

Alternatively you can claim one parent and show baby-sitting against the other

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sunny101
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Thanks sudesingh, maybe next year i will try this and compare the diff in refund.

 
Post ID: 119196 12-04-08 12:27:54
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Pramod Chopra
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3. If both you and your spouse are working and your parents-in-law took care of your kids and you actually paid them and have all the proofs, you can claim these child care expenses. However, the child care expenses are claimed by the lower income spouse and as your wife does not work, she does not have any income and hence you will not get any thing in refund for child care expenses.




Pramod, can they claim care giver and as baby sitter at the same time.



OK, just checked with my wife, you cannot claim both. Although you can show they did baby sitting for someone else, but not that they did baby sitting for your kids at the same time claim care giver.

Alternatively you can claim one parent and show baby-sitting against the other



SS, You are right.

It was a slip on my part. Both things can not be claimed together.

Thanks for correction.



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