If you worked as a member of the clergy or a religious order, or as a regular minister of a religious denomination in Québec, and you were required to use your home throughout the course of your employment, you can claim a deduction for the cost of your residence using form TP-76-V: Clergy Residence Deduction.
To claim this deduction, you must also be employed full-time as someone who is:
- A Minister to (or in charge of) a diocese, parish, or congregation
- Engaged exclusively in full-time administrative service as appointed by a religious order or religious denomination
Once you’ve filed your return, download a copy and have your employer complete and sign Part 2 of your TP-76-V for your records. You won’t have to file the TP-76-V with your return, but keep it just in case Revenu Québec asks to see it later.
Note: Residents of Québec will also need to complete the federal form T1223: Clergy residence deduction.
Where do I claim this?
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s tax software to file your 2016 taxes:
Before you begin, make sure you told us that you lived in QUÉBEC on December 31, 2016.
- On the PREPARE tab, click the LET’S TALK ABOUT 2016 icon.
- Select the checkbox labelled I was employed and/or I worked for myself and select Québec as your province of self-employment.
- Click the EMPLOYMENT icon. You will find yourself here:
- Under the CREDITS AND REBATES heading, select the checkbox labelled Residence deduction for a member of the clergy or a religious order (TP-76-V), then click Continue.
- When you arrive at the page for your Residence deduction for a member of the clergy or a religious order, enter your information into the tax software.