Amount for a Person Living Alone (Québec)
If you’re a resident of Québec and you maintain and live in your home*, you might be able to claim the amount for a person living alone to lower your tax payable. To qualify, your net family income must be below the threshold found on Schedule B and throughout 2022, you lived:
- alone (you didn’t share your home with another person such as your parent, sibling, or a co-tenant)
- with one or more children under the age of 18
- With one or more of your children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren over 18 who are full-time secondary or post-secondary students
Tax Tip: If you’re a single parent, you might be eligible to receive an additional amount for a person living alone.
* For the purposes of this credit, the term home is used to describe a house, apartment, or a similar place of residence where you normally eat and sleep, which has both a bathroom and a kitchen. If you live in a hotel room or a boarding house, you can’t claim this credit.
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s 2022 tax software:
Before you begin, make sure that you told us that you lived in Québec on December 31, 2022. You’ll also want to make sure that you’ve told us about any dependants under the age of 18 that live with you, if applicable.
- On the left navigation menu, under the Credits & deductions tab, click Required.
- Click the Special situations heading.
- Answer Yes to the question As a resident of Québec, would you like to claim the amount for a person living alone?.
Note: H&R Block's tax software will automatically apply the credit amount (including the additional amount mentioned above, if applicable) based on the information you’ve provided throughout your return. If you’re preparing your return with your spouse or common-law partner (spouse), the software will automatically apply the credit to the return with the higher net income. However, you and your spouse will be able to split the credit amount in the Final Review section on the Wrap-Up tab.