Seniors and Healthy Homes – Home Renovation Credits

Important: The Ontario healthy homes renovation tax credit was eliminated in 2017 and can no longer be claimed.

If you’re 65 years of age or older (or are a family member that lives with a senior) and a resident of British Columbia or New Brunswick, you can claim a refundable tax credit for renovating your home to make it more safe and accessible.

In order to claim this tax credit, you or someone on your behalf must have paid for the renovations that were made to your principal residence. The main purpose of the renovation must be to:

  • Improve access to the home or land (such as wheelchair ramps or elevators)
  • Improve mobility and functions within the home or land (such as wheel-in showers, walk-in bathtubs, adjustable counters/cupboards)
  • Reduce the risk of harm within the home or land (such as non-slip floors and handrails in corridors, motion-activated lighting)

Renovations done to increase the value of the home are not eligible; services (like housekeeping) and devices (like wheelchairs or walkers) also don’t qualify for this tax credit.

Note: The British Columbia’s home renovation tax credit for seniors and persons with disabilities is available to persons with disabilities and family members who live with them. If you’re a resident of British Columbia and qualify for the disability tax credit, you’re eligible for this tax credit. If you don't qualify for the disability tax credit because you pay for an attendant or care in a nursing home, you might still be eligible.