Canada child tax benefit for previous years - Overview

  1. Overview
  2. Before you apply
  3. How to apply
  4. After you apply
  5. How we calculate your CCTB


The Canada child tax benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free payment made to eligible families for previous years to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. As of July 1, 2016, the CCTB is replaced by the Canada child benefit, however, you can still apply for previous years.

The CCTB may include the:

The Canada Revenue Agency uses information from your income tax and benefit return to calculate your previous year CCTB payments.

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