Hi - are you in a legally rented suite that meets the CRA residency requirements? Here is a conversation from this site http://www.mnp.ca/en/media-centre/blog/ ... -deduction
which discusses rental accommodations:
What was the basis for the denial of NRD by the CRA? Did they specify in the letter you received? I have a feeling this may be a CRA interpretation of your rented space being totally independent of the owner. If CRA hasn't specified in the letter the reason for denial, try calling and see if you can get specifics.
"Monday, March 04, 2013 - 12:00PM GMT | joseph chacko
HI I have rented my basement(legally devoloped basement for renting purpose) and my tenant would like to claim both basic and additional amount. since it is a seprate dwelling unit,can we both claim for basic and additional amount? Thank you, Joseph
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 01:05PM GMT | Kim Drever
Hi Joseph - If your basement is a legally developed basement apartment with separate address, separate utilities, etc., it would be considered a separate dwelling, and each of you and your tenant would be able to claim the basic and the enhanced portion of the Northern Residence Deduction. However, if you are on the same utility meter and have the same address, the CRA will likely question it. Your tenant would need to show utility bills, etc in their name if CRA questions their Northern Residence Deduction. Regards, Kim"