What are the conditions that must be met in order to claim this credit?
A dependant is classified as a child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or spouse. In order for the taxpayer to claim this credit, the dependant of the taxpayer must have attained the age of 18 before the end of the year and be dependent on the taxpayer because of mental or physical infirmity.
How to compute?
Dependant’s tax credit base 4282
Less dependant’s Division B income XXX
Minus: Threshold income (2011) 6076 XXX
Tax credit base XXX
Tax credit (15%) XXX
Note that if the dependant’s net income is greater than $10358, then this credit is not available to the taxpayer