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The Canada Revenue Agency administers the following Canada child benefit (CCB) related programs
for the Alberta provincial government:

Alberta family employment tax credit (AFETC)

Alberta child benefit (ACB)

Alberta family employment tax credit 

The Alberta family employment tax credit (AFETC) is a tax-free amount paid to families that have working income and children under 18 years of age.

For July 2016 to June 2017, you may be entitled to receive:

  • $763 ($63.58 per month) for the first child;
  • $694 ($57.83 per month) for the second child;
  • $416 ($34.66 per month) for the third child; and
  • $139 ($11.58 per month) for the fourth child.

The most you can get is the lesser of $2,012 and 11% of your family's working income that is more than $2,760.

The credit is reduced by 4% of the amount of the adjusted family net income that is more than $41,250. Payments are made separately from the CCB payments in July 2016 and January 2017.

This program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

Alberta Child Benefit

The Alberta child benefit (ACB) is a tax-free payment made to families that have children under 18 years of age and an annual family net income below $41,220. Unlike the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (AFETC), there is no minimum working income requirement.

For July 2016 to June 2017, you may be entitled to receive:

  • $1,100 ($91.67 per month) for the first child;
  • $550 ($45.83 per month) for the second child;
  • $550 ($45.83 per month) for the third child; and
  • $550 ($45.83 per month) for the fourth child.

The benefit is reduced as family income exceeds $25,500. If your adjusted family net income is between $25,500 and $41,220, you may receive a partial benefit.

Payments are made separately from the CCB and AFETC payments. ACB payments are made in August 2016, November 2016, February 2017 and May 2017.

This program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

Questions and answers

For more information and to find out if you qualify, see More information Alberta child benefit.

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