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Line 305 didn’t populate for eligible dependent

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Hi I have a 7-year old son, and he was always shown as my dependent in all the years when I use Ufile for tax filing.

but in 2017 tax return, I am missing amount for line 305 “amount for an eligible dependent”, and there is also no schedule 5 generated like previous years. 

Under “control” panel, I already selected “yes” to “pls confirm your dependent’s income is Nil”.

can anyone help? This never happened before. Thanks. 

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Schedule 5 for 2017 changed the wording of Line 305:

"If you are entitled to the Canada caregiver amount for your dependant (other than your infirm child under 18 years of age), enter $2,150 (see page 44 in the guide, read the note below, and see line 304 above)."

So basically they made the whole schedule 5 about over-18 dependants. 

The note for Line 305 says:

Note: If the dependant is your or your spouse's or common-law partner's infirm child under 18 years of age, you must claim the Canada caregiver amount on line 367, and not on line 5110.

Where is line 367 in U-file ???

Line 367 in the Guide deals with children enrolled in secondary and post-secondary studies.... Nowhere is the mentioning of infirm dependants.

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Hello FredriqueB,

Amount for an eligible dependent

You may be able to claim this amount if, at any time in the year, you met all of the following conditions at once:

* You do not have a spouse or common-law partner;
* You supported a dependant in 2017; 
* You lived with the dependant in a home that you maintained. You cannot claim this amount for a person who was only visiting you.
  
In addition, at the time you met the above conditions, the dependant must also have been either.
  
* Your parent or grandparent by blood relationship, marriage, common-law partnership or adoption; 
* Your child, your grandchildren, brother or sister and she is under18 years of age or has, an impairment in physical or mental functions.

To claim the amount for an eligible dependant, you must first create the dependant's file.To create this file, follow the steps below:

1. On the "Interview" tab, click on "Add dependant" on the line to the right;


2. On the page entitled "Dependant identification", enter the dependant's information. Please note that the lines preceded by a red asterisk are mandatory fields.


3. If the dependant is an adult, you must complete the page
   "CRA questions", as well as the "Revenu Québec questions" for residents of Quebec and claim the solidarity tax credit.


4. If you have multiple several dependents, repeat step 1.
  
   Once the dependant's file has been created, and you meet the eligibility criteria (see link below), the program will make the claim for the eligible dependant amount automatically with no additional entries required.

If you have 2 or more children, the program will automatically select the child for whom the eligible dependant amount will be claimed. However, if you want to choose a specific child for this claim, please follow these steps:
1. In the "Left-side menu on the Interview tab" of the child's file, located on the left-hand side, click on "Controls".

2. Then, on the page appearing on the right, select "Let MaxBack decide" to the question "Claim this dependant as the eligible dependant on federal Schedule 1 line 305?".

The program will claim the eligible dependant amount on line 305 of Schedule 1 of the Federal return, and line 5816 of your provincial forms (other than Quebec, which does not have an equivalent form).

For additional information on the eligible dependent amount, please consult this link:


http://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/line-305-amount-eligible-dependant.html
 

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What you've described, is a numbingly simple process of adding a dependant. This process will add the basic amount for one dependant, BUT it won't add $2,150 on line 305 as a caregiver amount.

The "Let Max decide" will just decide if the dependant is a vocational study student under 18 or post-secondary dependent student over 18 (for Schedule 5).  This is how they re-worded Schedule 5, making it less obvious to claim a caregiver amount.

But if the child is 12, and this is not a T-2201 situation (disability tax credit), but an infirmity that qualifies for $2,150 caregiver amount (I talked with CRA last year, providing medical files, and they agreed).

And I figured how to do it.

In the dependant's medical section, choose disability/infirmity.

For question "Is the dependant eligible for the disability amount on line 316? ", choose "Not infirm". 

For question "Does the dependant's disability provide entitlement to the Canada caregiver amount?", choose "Yes". 

 

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Hello,

I followed all instructions, but the credit for a dependant is still not showing on the line 305... is the cause known.  Is it due to a carry forward from 2015 tax year where the bug originated?  2014 tax year is fine.  2015 it did not work but I didn't notice.  2016, no matter what I do, the credit does not show.  Am I missing something?

Thanks.

 

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