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.

The Automated Benefits Application is a joint partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Vital Statistics Office of the participating provinces.

New: Subscribe to the benefit recipients – payment issuance electronic mailing list to be notified when the next CCTB payments will be issued.

My Account allows you to manage your benefits and credits, and apply for the CCTB online. You can also use Quick Access to view the status of your benefit and credit payments.

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