Information Bulletin: Federal Government HRTC
The Home Renovation Tax Credit
Did you know that an installed Rainbow playground purchase qualifies towards the new Home
Renovation Tax Credit? Yes, it’s true, receive a tax credit when you purchase a Rainbow playground with
installation (on the same invoice).
The Federal Government has outlined that “FIXTURES” are an eligible product towards the Home
Renovation Tax Credit and an installed Rainbow Playground is considered a backyard FIXTURE.
How does the Home Renovation Tax Credit Work?
Canadian homeowners can claim a 15 percent, non-refundable, tax credit for eligible expenditures of
more than $1,000, but not more than $10,000 – for a maximum credit of $1,350 ($9,000 x 15%).
Taxpayers can claim the HRTC when filing their 2009 tax return.
The tax credit is only available for a dwelling that is eligible to be the family’s principal residence or that of
one or more of their other family members. Save your receipt/invoice from your Rainbow purchase to
qualify for the tax credit.
Canada Revenue Agency sets the eligibility criteria for The Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC). Rainbow
assumes no responsibility with respect to the customer's eligibility for the HRTC for purchases made at Rainbow,
and cannot guarantee anything with respect to customer's purchases and the HRTC. It is the customer's
responsibility to inform him or herself of the details of the HRTC eligibility directly from CRA or other government
sources in order to ensure that purchases meet the criteria for the credit. Notably, the eligibility for the HRTC may
depend on the use that the customer makes of a given product, and Rainbow cannot make any representations in
that regard. The information provided below, including the HRTC eligible products and services list, sets out
Rainbow's understanding of the HRTC and is not meant to be relied on or taken as tax or legal advice. To ensure
the accuracy of this information and its application to you, please review the documentation published by the
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and, if you require further information, please refer to your own financial advisors.