Newcomer Basic Amount Proration

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Important Changes for 2015

1. Line 352, 367 (Family caregiver amount for children under 18 years of age)

Please refer to CRA T1 guide.

You can claim an amount for each of your or your spouse’s or common-law partner’s children who:

  • are under 18 years of age at the end of the year;
  • lived with both of you throughout the year; and
  • have an impairment in physical or mental functions. For more information, see Family caregiver amount (FCA).

The full amount can be claimed in the year of the child’s birth, death, or adoption.

2. Direct Deposit

Message from CRA: the Direct Deposit Request Form for Individuals (T1-DD) was cancelled in February 2014 and has been replaced with the Direct Deposit Enrolment Form.

3. Newcomer Basic Amount Proration

This is not new but have to pay attention. The proration rules have been changed by CRA. Please check relevant documents on CRA website. As long as lines 5292 and 5293 on Efile/Netfile worksheet are zeros, or 5292/(5292+5293)>90%, there will be no proration.