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How do I claim the Climate Action Incentive in TurboTax CD/Download?

The Climate Action Incentive (CAI) is a payment introduced in 2018 by the Government of Canada to offset the impact of carbon pollution tax increases on Canadians.

If you're eligible, you can claim your CAI payment on T1 line 45110 of your 2020 personal income tax return. As only one payment is allowed per household, decide which family member will apply and the payment will be added directly to their return.

Watch the video above or follow the steps below to claim your CAI payment in TurboTax CD/Download.

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the upper menu.
  2. In the Find window, type provincial. Select Provincial tax credit profile from the list of results and then Go.
  3. On the Your Provincial profile for 20xx step, select the checkbox for Climate Action Incentive (CAI) federal credit for residents of [province].
  4. Select Continue until you reach the Climate Action Incentive step.
  5. On the Climate Action Incentive step, choose the option that best matches your situation, then select Continue.
  6. On the Let's see if you qualify for Climate Action Incentive step, answer the questions, then select Continue.
  7. On the Good news! You qualify for the Climate Action Incentive step, answer the question(s), then select Continue.
  8. The Congratulations! You're eligible to receive a tax benefit this year step appears, confirming that you successfully claimed the Climate Action Incentive. It also shows the amount you received for the Climate Action Incentive. 

Related information:

How do I claim the Climate Action Incentive in TurboTax Online?

How has the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) changed in 2021?

CRA: Carbon pollution pricing systems across Canada

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