Saskatchewan Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Corporation Tax Credit

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What is this?

The Saskatchewan Labour-sponsored venture capital corporation tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit which helps reduce provincial income tax payable. It can be claimed for investments in funds or pools of capital containing provincially registered labour-sponsored venture capital (LSVC) corporation shares.

You can claim a credit if the investment was made during the tax year or in the first 60 days of the following year. The credit will be shown on a T2C (Sask.) slip issued by the Ministry of the Economy. While you are eligible to receive both a provincial and federal tax credit for this investment, the maximum credit amount that can be claimed in a year cannot exceed $1,000.

 

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to claim a credit for investment, if you are a resident of Saskatchewan on December 31st and purchased shares in a provincially registered LSVC corporation in the tax year or in the first 60 days of the following year. You must have also received a T2C (Sask.) slip showing the credit.

 

Where do I claim this?

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

Important: Before you begin, ensure that you told us you lived in SASKATCHEWAN 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 claimed your residence location, continue to follow these steps to claim your credit:

1. Click the PREPARE tab.
2. Click the YOUR YEAR IN REVIEW icon. You will find yourself here:


3. Click the checkbox labelled I had investments.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue.
5. Click the RRSPS & INVESTMENTS icon. You will find yourself here:


6. Under the INVESTMENT INCOME (OR LOSS) heading, select the checkbox labelled Saskatchewan labour-sponsored venture capital tax credit.
7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue.

When you arrive at the page for the Saskatchewan labour-sponsored venture capital tax credit, enter your information into the tax software.

 

Where can I learn more?