If your secondary residence (such as a cottage) was damaged by the floods that hit several Québec municipalities from April 5 to May 16, 2017, you might be entitled to the TP-1029.RE-V: Tax Credit for the Restoration of a Secondary Residence credit.
To claim this tax credit, you must meet the following conditions:
- You were a resident of Québec on December 31, 2018
- You or your spouse paid eligible expenses to restore your secondary residence that was damaged by the floods
- You obtained, from the Ministère de la Sécurité publique or the municipality where the residence is located, a certificate confirming that the land was hit by flooding that occurred in a territory covered by the Programme d’aide financière spécifique relatif aux inondations survenues du 5 avril au 16 mai 2017 (special financial assistance program for the flooding from April 5 to May 16, 2017)
- The residence doesn’t qualify as a principal residence under the special financial assistance program (Programme d’aide financière spécifique relatif aux inondations survenues du 5 avril au 16 mai 2017)
- You have an expert’s damage assessment report describing the damage caused to the residence
Note: You don’t need to complete the TP-1029.RE-V form if you received one or more advance payments of the tax credit or you claimed all of your eligible expenses for 2018 as advance payments. You can find the advance payments amount in box H of your RL-19 slip. H&R Block’s tax software will automatically carry this amount to line 441 of your tax return.
The tax credit has 2 parts to it:
- Post-disaster clean-up and preservation component – This was only claimable on the 2017 return for expenses paid in 2017 and cannot be claimed in 2018. Click here for more information.
- Repair component – This is claimable on your 2017 and 2018 returns for expenses you paid before January 1, 2019.
To claim your repair expenses, you must have an expert’s damage assessment report describing the damage caused to the residence.
The repair portion is equal to 30% of the eligible expenses paid before January 1, 2019. The maximum credit available under this component is $15,000, provided the expenses have been paid by December 31, 2018. Keep in mind, for 2018, you can only claim the expenses you paid in 2018.
Where do I claim this?
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s 2018 tax software:
Before you begin, make sure that you told us that you lived in Québec on December 31, 2018.
- On the PREPARE tab, click the OTHER icon. You will find yourself here:
- Under the SPECIFIC CREDITS FOR YOUR PROVINCE heading, select the checkbox labelled, Tax credit for the restoration of a secondary residence (TP-1029.RE-V), then click Continue.
- When you arrive at the Credit – secondary residence (QC) page, enter your information into the tax software.
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In this section, you’ll enter information about the other owners of the property. For example, if you own the residence with your spouse, enter his or her information here. You and your spouse can split this credit if you both owned the property when the floods damaged it and when the expenses were paid. Both you and your spouse will need to complete this page in your returns.
- Licence number - This is the licence number issued that’s been issued to the contractor by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec or the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec.
- Total amount of eligible expenses for this work (including tax) – Refer to Revenu Québec’s website for a full list of eligible repair expenses. However, don’t include the cost of any permits in this field. You’ll enter the cost of permits (and studies to obtain them) in another section on this page.
- Total amount paid in 2017 (codes 1 to 13) – Enter the total amount you paid in 2017 for components with codes 1 to 13 on which recognized repair work was done. Refer to Revenu Québec’s website for a list of these components and their related codes.
- Total amount paid in 2017 (codes 14 to 16) - Enter the total amount you paid in 2017 for components with codes 14 to 16 on which recognized repair work was done. Refer to Revenu Québec’s website for a list of these components and their related codes. This amount can’t be more than $5,000 for the property.