The Primary Caregiver Tax Credit is an annual, refundable tax credit that can be claimed by a caregiver who is providing ongoing voluntary care to a family, friend or neighbour and assessed either by the regional health authority (RHA), Family Services and Housing (FSH) or a Health Care Professional (e.g. Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or a Physician) acceptable to the RHA, as requiring the equivalent of Home Care Level of Care 2, 3 or 4. The caregiver can claim up to $1,020 per year per client for up to three clients. The application is completed once unless there is a three year absence from care giving.
For information on claiming this tax credit through the income tax system, contact the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office at 204-948-2115 or 1-800-782-0771 (toll-free) or visit the government of Manitoba finance website
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