Filing Your Taxes for 2013, What’s New?

March 13, 2014 – Personal income Tax

  • Safety deposit box payments made after March 20, 2013 are no longer deductible.
  • Adoption expense tax credit has been enhanced to claim eligible adoption expenses earlier than before; from the time an application is made for registration with a provincial ministry responsible for adoption. This allows certain expenses such as provincially required home study and fees to complete adoption courses to be claimed.
  • A first-time donor super credit is applicable for donations up to $1,000 made after March 20, 2013 to December 31, 2017. First-time donors are defined as follows: neither they nor their spouse or common-law partner have claimed a donation credit since 2007. In terms of tax savings, the super credit is worth an extra 25% on the first $200 of donations, or $50 in extra tax savings, and an extra 25% on the next $800 of donations, or $200 in extra tax savings.

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