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


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 Online.

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the upper menu.
  2. In the Find window, type provincial tax. Select Provincial Tax Credit Profile from the list of results and then Go.
  3. On the Your Provincial Profile step, select the checkbox for Climate Action Incentive (CAI) federal credit available for residents of [province].
  4. On the Climate Action Incentive step, answer the questions, then select Continue.
  5. On the You're eligible to receive credit for CAI - let's see how much you qualify for step, answer the question(s), then select Continue.
  6. The Good news! This is the total credit you're receiving step will appear, showing you the credit amount you're eligible to receive.

Related information:

Carbon pollution pricing systems across Canada (CRA)

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

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

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