Province of British Columbia

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers the following programs on behalf of British Columbia:


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BC family bonus (BCFB)

The BCFB program includes the basic family bonus and the BC earned income benefit. It provides non-taxable amounts paid monthly to help low- and modest-income families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. These amounts are combined with the CCTB into a single monthly payment.

Basic family bonus

The basic family bonus is calculated based on the number of children you have and your adjusted family net income. Use our Canada child tax benefit/related provincial and territorial benefits calculator to determine the amount of your benefit.

BC earned income benefit

 For July 2013 to June 2014, families whose working income is more than $10,000 and whose adjusted family net income is $21,480 or less, may also be entitled to the following:

  • $0.00 per month for the first and second child; and
  • $2.75 per month for each additional child.

Families whose working income is between $3,750 and $10,000 or whose adjusted family net income is more than $21,480 may get part of the earned income benefit. Use our Canada child tax benefit/related provincial and territorial benefits calculator to determine your benefit.

This program is fully funded by the British Columbia provincial government.

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Enquiries service

A toll-free enquiries service is available at the following numbers:

1-800-387-1193 (for service in English)
1-800-387-1194 (for service in French)


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BC low income climate action tax credit (BCLICATC)

This credit is a non-taxable amount paid to help low‑income individuals and families with the carbon taxes they pay.

For July 2013 to June 2014, the program provides a credit of up to $115.50 for an individual, $115.50 for a spouse or common-law partner and $34.50 per child ($115.50 for the first child in a single parent family). For single individuals with no children, the credit is reduced by 2% of his or her adjusted net income over $32,187. For families, the credit is reduced by 2% of their adjusted family net income over $37,552.

The payment is combined with the quarterly payment of the federal GST/HST credit.

The BC low income climate action tax credit is fully funded by the British Columbia provincial government.

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Enquiries service

A toll-free enquiries service is available at the following numbers:

1-800-959-1953 (for service in English)
1-800-959-1954 (for service in French)