Children

The FAQs: Ins and Outs of the New EI Family Caregiver Benefit

2018-06-20T15:05:36+00:00

The new Family Caregiver benefit for adults is available to help families care for a critically ill adult. This benefit allows eligible caregivers to take up to 15 weeks off work to care for or support an adult family member who is critically ill or injured. Eligible caregivers are family members or individuals that the

The FAQs: Ins and Outs of the New EI Family Caregiver Benefit2018-06-20T15:05:36+00:00

All About the Canada Learning Bond

2018-03-13T15:20:27+00:00

1. Overview The Canada Learning Bond is money that the Government of Canada deposits into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help you save for a child's education after high school. The total amount the Government deposits can be up to $2,000. Applying for and receiving the Canada Learning Bond will not

All About the Canada Learning Bond2018-03-13T15:20:27+00:00

B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit

2017-08-16T14:45:06+00:00

The B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit (BCECTB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising young children under age 6. Benefits from this program are combined with the federal Canada Child Benefit (CCB) into a single monthly payment. The BCECTB provides a benefit of up to $55

B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit2017-08-16T14:45:06+00:00

B.C. Back to School Amount

2017-08-02T15:28:00+00:00

  The B.C. Back to School Amount is a non-refundable tax credit that was introduced in 2016.  The credit is aimed at parents of school age children to help with the cost of purchasing school supplies. The credit amount is $250 for each child, providing a tax benefit of up to $12.65 for

B.C. Back to School Amount2017-08-02T15:28:00+00:00

How to Save You Family Money at Tax Time

2017-04-12T15:19:04+00:00

Raising a family can be expensive, but there are many benefits, credits, and deductions that can help your family with costs during the year. They could even lower the amount you owe at tax time! However it is important to file on time if you want your credits. Check out these potential savings:  Canada

How to Save You Family Money at Tax Time2017-04-12T15:19:04+00:00

The Children’s Arts Tax Credit: Use It Before You Lose It

2016-12-28T15:00:19+00:00

The Children's Arts Tax Credit (CATC) is a non-refundable tax credit.  It aims to foster a child’s artistic, cultural or developmental advancement, while at the same time providing some tax relief to the parents who pay the fees. Even though this credit includes the word “Arts” in its name, eligible programs are not just limited

The Children’s Arts Tax Credit: Use It Before You Lose It2016-12-28T15:00:19+00:00

Get Fit for Less With the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

2016-12-07T14:05:04+00:00

The federal government introduced the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit in 2006.  The program aims to promote physical fitness among children.  The CFTC allows parents to claim eligible expenses paid for their children’s enrolment in prescribed programs of physical activities.   For the 2016 tax year, parents can claim up to $500 in sports and fitness activity

Get Fit for Less With the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit2016-12-07T14:05:04+00:00

Get a Tax Break on Your Children’s Summer Break

2016-08-26T12:15:14+00:00

While the kids are having fun and making new friends, you can look forward to some tax relief.   Summer camps can be considered Child Care Expenses so you might qualify to claim what you spent on eligible child care in 2016. Child Care Expenses are costs you, your spouse or common-law partner incur to have

Get a Tax Break on Your Children’s Summer Break2016-08-26T12:15:14+00:00

Get a $1200 Helping Hand for Your Child’s Education

2016-07-26T16:13:19+00:00

With the cost of post-secondary education and training programs rising, it is never too early to start saving for your child’s education.  In an effort to help families get a head start, the B.C. Government is offering to contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). The grant

Get a $1200 Helping Hand for Your Child’s Education2016-07-26T16:13:19+00:00