Home Renovation Tax Credit

Homeowners may be eligible for a tax credit when filing their 2009 tax return, of up to 15 per cent of eligible home renovation expenditures between $1,000 and $10,000.

  • Some examples of eligible expenses include:
    • Renovating a kitchen, bathroom, or basement
    • Windows and doors
    • New carpet or hardwood floors
    • New furnace, boiler, woodstove, fireplace, water softener, water heater, or oil tank
    • Central air conditioner
    • Painting the interior or exterior of a house
    • Building an addition, garage, deck, garden/storage shed, or fence
    • A new driveway or resurfacing a driveway
    • Associated costs such as installation, permits, professional services, equipment rentals, and incidental expenses
    • Generally, work performed by electricians, plumbers, carpenters, architects, etc. in respect of an eligible expense qualifies.
  • Qualifying taxpayers can claim the HRTC when filing their 2009 tax return.
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