Child Tax Benefit
Baby Bonus ; Canada Customs and Revenue Agency ; Revenue Canada
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The Canada Child Tax Benefit provides a non- taxable monthly payment to help with the cost of raising children under 18 yrs of age. The benefit is made on behalf of a child, to the parent, or primary caregiver, who primarily fulfills the responsibility for the child's care and upbringing. Each year to ensure that your CCTB payment continues, you must file an income tax return, even if you have no income to report.
Included with the CCTB is the National Child Benefit Supplement, providing a tax-free monthly payment for low income families with children, to help with the cost of raising children. The benefit is made on behalf of a child, to the parent, or primary caregiver, who primarily fulfills the responsibility for the child's care and upbringing. The benefit is determined by Canada Revenue Agency based on the previous year's income tax return, and that the benefit year runs from July-June inclusive.
The CCTB may also include the Child Disability Benefit, (CDB) a monthly benefit providing financial assistance for qualified families caring for children under 18 who have a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment. (This is treated as income and deducted from any social assistance payment being received.)
The Universal Child Care Benefit program issues a taxable monthly payment to families for each child under the age of 18
to help cover the cost of child care. The UCCB provides up to $1,920 per year for each child under the age of 6, and introduces a new benefit enhancement, effective January 1, 2015, of up to $720 per year for children aged 6 through 17. Families already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit will automatically receive the Universal Child Care Benefit * If you have not previously applied for the CCTB or UCCB for some of your children, you can apply online by using “Apply for child benefits” through the CRA’s My Account online service. You can also fill out Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application, and send it to your tax centre with the supporting documents.
The Ontario Child Benefit, OCB is a non-taxable amount paid to help low-to moderate-income families provide for their children. OCB payments are delivered with the CCTB in a single monthly payment. Under the OCB, you may be eligible to receive monthly payments for each child under 18 years of age. If your adjusted family net income is above $20,000, you may receive a partial benefit.
The OCB is funded by the Province of Ontario, the CRA administers the program for Ontario. For more information, go to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Web site or call 1-866-821-7770. For teletypewriter service (TTY), call 1-800-387-5559. For specific payment information, call 1-800-387-1193 or for TTY, call 1-800-665-0354.
The Children's Special Allowances (CSA), is a monthly payment for children under age 18 who are under the care of an agency.