As an employer, did you hire a co-op student or apprentice this year? If so, you might be able to claim the refundable Manitoba Paid Work Experience Credit.
To qualify, you must have paid salary or wages to:
- A student under a qualifying work placement
- A graduate or journeyperson for a period of qualifying employment that ended in 2016
- A qualifying apprentice at an early or advanced level of apprenticeship
- A qualifying youth who completed an approved youth work experience training program for employment with a registered employer
Your refund will be a percentage of the wages and salaries that you’ve paid, based on the whether you hired a co-op student or graduate, a journeyperson, an apprentice, or a qualifying youth. You can claim:
- 10% of the co-op student salaries you paid up to a maximum of $1,000 per placement
- 5% of co-op graduates' salaries up to a maximum of $2,500 per year for the first two years of employment after graduation
- 15% of journeyperson salaries up to a maximum of $5,000 per year for the first two years of employment after graduation
- 15% of apprentice salaries up to a maximum of $5,000 per year, or 20% for early level apprentices working in rural and northern Manitoba and
- 25% of qualifying youth salaries up to a maximum of $5,000
Where do I claim this?
Before you begin, make sure you’ve told us that you lived in MANITOBA on December 31, 2016 in H&R Block’s tax software.
- Under the PREPARE tab, click the LET'S TALK ABOUT 2016 icon. You'll find yourself here:
- Select the checkbox labelled I worked for myself and enter your province or territory of self-employment.
- Click the EMPLOYMENT icon and under the CREDITS AND REBATES heading, select the checkbox labelled Manitoba paid work experience tax credit.
- When you arrive at the appropriate page for the Manitoba paid work experience tax credit, enter your information into the tax software.