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Affordable Living Tax Credit and Poverty Reduction Credit

The Province of Nova Scotia is introducing the Affordable Living Tax Credit and the Poverty Reduction Credit to help make life more affordable for low income individuals and families.

Nova Scotia Affordable Living Tax Credit (ALTC)

The Affordable Living Tax Credit provides tax-free quarterly payments to eligible Nova Scotians beginning July 1, 2010.

  • You must be a Nova Scotia resident.
  • You need to file an Income Tax return each year for the Canada Revenue Agency to determine your eligibility for the credit. Payments from July 2011 to June 2012 are based on the 2010 tax return.
  • Payments are made by the Canada Revenue Agency at the same time as the Federal GST/HST credit payments.
  • The credit provides a base amount of $255.00 for individuals or couples and $60.00 per child each year. The credit is reduced by $0.05 for every dollar of adjusted family income over $30,000. 

Questions about the Affordable Living Tax Credit?

You may contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-1953 or click here to read more about the Affordable Living Tax Credit.


The Poverty Reduction Credit (PRC)

The Poverty Reduction Credit (PRC) provides tax-free quarterly payments to eligible Nova Scotians and is administered by the Department of Community Services. Please visit their website for more information.


 

Childcare Tax Credit

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Questions about the tax refund for GIS seniors? Call toll-free:1.800.670.4357