Manitoba School Tax Credit for Homeowners

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What is this?

The Manitoba School Tax Credit for Homeowners is a refundable tax credit for lower income taxpayers who are 55 years of age or older, and are paying school tax for their residence.

Note: Only one claim per dwelling is allowed.

 

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to claim the Manitoba School Tax Credit for Homeowners if the following conditions are met:

  • You were 55 years of age or older at the end of the year
  • Your family income is less than $23,800
  • You or your spouse or common-law partner owns, is buying, or is a life tenant of a principal residence
  • The assessed school tax for your residence is more than $160 for the year

If you are a mobile home owner, special rules may apply. Contact the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office for further information.

 

Where do I claim this?

Follow these steps in H&R Block’s tax software to file your 2015 taxes:

Important: Before you begin, make sure you tell us that you lived in MANITOBA on December 31st of the 2015 tax year, in H&R Block’s tax software. To do this:

  1. Click the HOME tab.
  2. Click the ABOUT YOU icon, and click the Your residence link. You will find yourself here:

Once you have confirmed your residence location, claim your Manitoba school tax credit for homeowners amount by following these steps:

  1. Click the PREPARE tab.
  2. Click the OTHER icon. You will find yourself here:
  3. Under the OTHER DEDUCTIONS section, select the checkbox labelled Manitoba school tax credit for homeowners.
  4. Click Continue.

When you arrive at the page for Manitoba school tax credit for homeowners, enter your information into the tax software.

 

Where can I learn more?