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Financial Planning -> Seniors

Topics and Resources for Seniors

Government Benefits, Programs and Services - federal and provincial/territorial

Wills and Estate Planning

How much money do you need to retire?

Government income programs

Old Age Security Pension (OAS), including table showing revised ages of eligibility as per the 2012 Federal Budget.

Old Age Security Pension Clawback

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) for Canadian seniors, the Allowance, and the Allowance for the Survivor

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Retirement Pension

CPP retirement pension rules, including recent changes

CPP Survivor Benefits (not just for seniors)

CPP Disability Benefit (not just for seniors)

Child Rearing Drop-out - Did you stay home to raise young children?  Make sure you apply for this when you apply for any CPP benefits.

Québec Pension Plan (QPP) on Québec Pension Board website

Income tax information

Pension splitting

Age amount tax credit (reduced when income exceeds threshold)

Attendant care expenses

Attendant care expenses paid to a retirement home

Amount for an eligible dependent - A single person can claim a tax credit for a dependent child, grandchild, sibling, parent or grandparent.

Caregiver amount tax credit may be available if (dependent or non-dependent) parent or grandparent (over 65) lives with you, or if a dependent relative lives with you.

Disability tax credit

Disability supports deduction

Pension income amount tax credit

Public transit tax credit

See non-refundable tax credits on the Filing Your Return page for other available tax credits.

GST/HST credit

RRSPs / RRIFs / TFSAs

Do you qualify for the Service for Seniors Telefile to file your tax return?

Access your Old Age Security (OAS) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) tax slips online.

You might save tax by sharing your CPP retirement pension with your spouse.

Tax Comparison of Canadian Dividends vs Other Income for Seniors

 

Revised: January 31, 2014

 

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