You’ll receive a Relevé 23 (RL-23) slip if, during the year, you provided volunteer respite services to a caregiver who’s been taking care of a family member suffering from a long-term disability.
In order to receive an RL-23 slip, the services you provide must:
- Be unpaid (on a voluntary basis)
- Take place in the recipient’s home and
- Equal at least 400 hours
In addition to meeting the conditions listed above, you must also have been a resident of Québec on December 31 of the tax year covered by the claim. If you’ve met all the conditions and you were issued an RL-23 slip, the credit amount that you can claim on your return will be located in box C of your slip.
Unfortunately, if you didn’t provide at least 400 hours of respite services during the year, you will not be able to claim this credit.
Where do I claim this?
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s tax software to file your 2016 taxes:
- On the QUICK ENTRY tab, click the QUICK SLIP icon. You will find yourself here:
- Type RL-23 or relevé 23 in the search field and either click the highlighted selection or press Enter to continue.
- When you arrive at the page for your RL-23, enter your information into the tax software.