You may be able to claim a credit if you became the first registered holder to acquire, or irrevocably subscribe to and pay for, an approved share of the capital stock of a prescribed labour-sponsored venture capital corporation (LSVCC) from January 1, 2012, to March 1, 2013.
If you became the first registered holder of an approved share from January 1, 2012, to February 29, 2012, and did not claim the whole credit for it on your 2011 tax return, you can claim the unused part on your 2012 tax return.
If you became the first registered holder of an approved share from January 1, 2013, to March 1, 2013, you can claim any part of the credit for that share on your tax return for 2012, and the unused part on your tax return for 2013.
If the first registered holder of the share is an RRSP for a spouse or common-law partner, either the RRSP contributor or the annuitant can claim this credit for that share.
Under proposed changes, if you bought shares after 2003 of a provincial or territorial registered LSVCC (that is not a federally registered LSVCC), you can only claim the federal-sponsored funds tax credit in respect of those shares if a provincial or territorial income tax credit is also available to be claimed for them.
Enter your net cost on line 413 of Schedule 1. Net cost is the amount you paid for shares, minus any government assistance (other than federal provincial tax credits) on the shares.
Enter the amount of the credit on line 414 of Schedule 1. The allowable credit cannot be more than 15% of the net cost, to a maximum of $750 per year.
If you were a resident of Quebec on December 31, 2012, see the guide for your provincial tax return for Quebec.