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T1 - Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB) Calculator

You can claim Working Income Tax Benefit if:

  1. You were resident in Canada for all of 2015
  2. Your income came from employment or business
  3. You were 19 years or older at the end of the year, or resided with your spouse, common-law partner or child.

Additional criterea apply, see notes below the Working Income Tax Benefit calculator for further details

T1-2015 Working Income Tax Benefit
Step 1 - Calculating your working income and adjusted family net income
Do you have an eligible dependant?381Yes1No2
Do you have an eligible spouse?382Yes1No2
Part A - Working income
Complete columns 1 and 2 if you had an eligible spouse on December 31, 2015. Otherwise, complete column 1 only.Column 1 - You Column 2 - Your eligible spouse
Employment income and other employment income reported on line 10133
and line 104 of the return383+4383+4
Total self-employment income reported on lines 135, 137, 139, 141, and 143 of the return (excluding losses and income from a communal organization)+5+5
Tax-exempt part of working income earned on a reserve or an allowance received as an emergency volunteer385+6386+6
Add lines 3 to 6. Enter the amount even if the result is "0".=7387=7
Add the amounts from line 7 in columns 1 and 2.Working income8
Part B - Adjusted family net income
Net income amount from line 236 of the return=99
Tax-exempt part of all income earned or received on a reserve less the deductions related to that income, or an allowance received as an emergency volunteer388+10389+10
Total of universal child care benefit (UCCB) repayment (line 213 of the return) and registered disability savings plan (RDSP) income repayment (included on line 232 of the return)+11+11
Add lines 9, 10, and 11.=12=12
Total of UCCB (line 117 of the return) and RDSP income (line 125 of the return)=13-13
Line 12 minus line 13 (if negative, enter "0")=14390=14
Add the amounts from line 14 in columns 1 and 2.Adjusted family net income15
Are you claiming the basic WITB?391Yes1No2If yes, complete Step 2 on the next page.
Are you claiming the WITB disability supplement for yourself?392Yes1No2if yes, complete Step 3 on the next page
Does your eligible spouse qualify for the disability amount for himself or herself?394Yes1No2If yes, he or she must complete steps 1 and 3 on a separate Schedule 6.
Step 2 - Calculating your basic WITB
If you had an eligible spouse, only one of you can claim the basic WITB. However, the individual who received the WITB advancepayments for 2015 is the individual who must claim the basic WITB for the year. If you had an eligible dependant, only one individual can claim the basic WITB for that same eligible dependant.
Sub-TotalsCalculated
Amount from line 8 in Step 116
Base Amount-17
Line 16 minus line 17 (if negative, enter "0")=18
Ratex%19
Multiply line 18 by line 19.=20
If you had neither an eligible spouse nor an eligible dependant, enter $1,015. If you had an eligible spouse or an eligible dependant, enter $1,844. Tick box if you had an eligible spouse or dependant.21
Amount from line 20 or line 21, whichever is less22
Amount from line 15 in Step 123
Base amount: If you had neither an eligible spouse nor an eligible dependant, enter $11,525. If you had an eligible spouse or an eligible dependant, enter $15,915. Tick box if you had an eligible spouse or dependant.-24
Line 23 minus line 24 (if negative, enter "0")=25
Ratex%26
Multiply line 25 by line 26.-27
Line 22 minus line 27 (if negative, enter "0") Enter the amount from line 28 on line 453 of your return unless you complete Step 3.=28
Step 3 - Calculating your WITB disability supplement
If you had an eligible spouse, only one of you can claim the basic WITB. However, the individual who received the WITB advancepayments for 2015 is the individual who must claim the basic WITB for the year. If you had an eligible dependant, only one individual can claim the basic WITB for that same eligible dependant.
Sub-TotalsCalculated
Enter the amount from line 7 in column 1 of Step 1.29
Base Amount-30
Line 29 minus line 30 (if negative, enter "0")=31
Ratex%32
Multiply line 31 by line 32.=33
Amount from line 33 or $508, whichever is less34
Amount from line 15 in Step 135
Base amount: If you had neither an eligible spouse nor an eligible dependant, enter $18,294. If you had an eligible spouse or an eligible dependant, enter $28,208. Tick box if you had an eligible spouse or dependant.-36
Line 35 minus line 36 (if negative, enter "0")=37
Rate: If you had an eligible spouse and he or she also qualifies for the disability amount, enter 7.5%. Otherwise, enter 15%. Tick box if you had an eligible spouse or dependant.x%38
Multiply line 37 by line 38.=-39
Line 34 minus line 39 (if negative, enter "0")=40
If you completed Step 2, enter the amount from line 28. Otherwise, enter "0".+41
Add lines 40 and 41. Enter this amount on line 453 of your return.=42
Adjusted family net income levels
You had neither an eligible spouse nor an eligible dependantYou had an eligible spouse or an eligible dependant
Basic WITB. Adjusted family net income (line 15 in Step 1)less than $18,292less than $28,209
WITB disability supplement (you qualify for the disability amount) Adjusted family net income (line 15 in Step 1)less than $21,681less than $31,595
WITB disability supplement (you had an eligible spouse and both of you qualify for the disability amount) Adjusted family net income (line 15 in Step 1)less than $34,982

5000-S6

You cannot claim if:

  1. You were a full time student for more than 13 weeks at a designated educational institution, unless you had an eligible dependant
  2. You were in prison or similar institution for at least 90 days over the year.

Eligibilty:

If your income is more than $3000 you can claim Basic WITB

You can claim WITB disability supplement if you are eligible and your working income is more than $1150

Also:

If you were married or in a common-law relationship but did not have an eligible spouse or dependant, follow the instructions as if you neither an eligible spouse or dependant

You can claim WITB for a deceased person who meets the required conditions, if the death was after June 30 2015.

How the calculator works:

Part A calculates the Working Income

Part B calculates the Family Net Income

Step 2 Calculates the Basic WITB

Step 3 Calculates the WITB Disability Supplement

Note:

A table showing the Adjusted family net income levels is displayed underneath the calculator.

See line 453 in the General Income Tax and Benefit guide for 2015 for more information.

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