FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARP welcomes Harper’s new Single Seniors Tax Credit
September 15, 2015
Toronto, ON: Stephen Harper, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, announced a new $2000 Single Seniors Tax Credit for single and widowed seniors who have pensions. This means that a single senior with pension income would receive up to $600 a year.
Many CARP members will welcome this targeted tax relief that will treat single seniors equally with married seniors.
“This new tax relief will bring fairness for single seniors. Some of our members have told us that because they are single they are unable to get tax relief by splitting their pension income for tax purposes like their married friends. Single seniors, usually women, will welcome this news, especially those who are caring for a dependent such as an adult child or parent.” Susan Eng, Executive VP of CARP.
CARP and its members will continue to closely monitor each of the federal parties as Election Day draws near.
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to our members. Through our network of chapters across Canada, CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP’s mission. CARP has 300,000 members nationwide.
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Park 416.607.2471
Director, Strategic Communications
Michael Nicin 416.607.2479
Director of Policy & Strategic Planning
Anna Sotnykova 416.607.2475
Media & Communications Coordinator