The Home Renovation Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible expenses for improvements to your home, condo or cottage. It can be claimed on your 2009 income tax return. It applies to work preformed or good acquired after January 27, 2009, and before February 1, 2010 under an agreement entered into after January 27, 2009.
Eligible expenses for goods acquired during this period, even if they are installed after January 2010 will still qualify. If eligible expense involves work preformed by a contractor or a 3rd party and the work is not completed by the end of the eligible period, only the portion that is completed before Feb. 1, 2010 will qualify even if a payment has been made.