I am doing a tax return for a 19 year old who will be 20 in August 2013. The T1 summary does not show a gst credit for him although the gst/hst worksheet shows he is entitled. Why is this not carrying over to show on the T1 Sum.?

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Hewi,

ProFile does not calculate the GST/HST credit correctly for eligible taxpayers who turn 19 between July 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014; this affects both the letter template and the application for the GST/HST credit.

Letter Template
A taxpayer born between July 1, 1993 and June 30, 1994 is eligible for the first GST/HST credit payment on July 1, 2013; the “GST/HST credit” and “Quarterly GST/HST payments” (cells GST[21] and GST[22] respectively) will always calculate to zero, even for the taxpayers during that age span who should receive GST payments.This information is used in ProFile’s letter template.

Workaround:
Override the amount in these cells with the correct payment amount.

Applying for the GST/HST Credit
A taxpayer born between April 1, 1994 to March 31, 1995 is eligible for one or more GST/HST credit payments between July 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014. On the T1 Jacket, the answer to the question “Are you applying for the GST/HST credit?” will be “No” even for the taxpayers during that age span who are eligible to receive GST payments.

Workaround:
Override the answer to this question to “Yes”.

These issues will be corrected in a future release.


Thank you.
Hardev
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