Canada child tax benefit (CCTB)

Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)

The Canada child tax benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18. The CCTB may include the

Did you know? Information you provide on your income tax and benefit return is used to calculate your CCTB payments. Make sure you file your income tax and benefit return on time every year, even if you have not received income in the year. If you have a spouse or common-law partner, they also have to file an income tax and benefit return each year. For more information, see application and eligibility.

Note

The proposed changes to enhance the Universal child care benefit will not replace the CCTB that you currently receive.

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