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The Canada Revenue Agency administers child and family benefit programs on behalf of Alberta.

Programs related to the Canada child benefit (CCB):

Alberta family employment tax credit

Alberta child benefit

Programs related to the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit:

Alberta climate leadership adjustment rebate

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
  • $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 amount paid 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 chil
  • $550 ($45.83 per month) for the third child
  • $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, go to More information Alberta child benefit.

Alberta climate leadership adjustment rebate

The Alberta climate leadership adjustment rebate (ACLAR) is a tax-free amount paid to low and middle income individuals and families. It is intended to help households adjust to the new provincial carbon price.

The first payment to qualifying individuals and families will be issued on January 5, 2017. The first year of the program will cover a six month period from January 2017 to June 2017.

For January 2017 to June 2017, you may be entitled to receive:

  • $100 if you are a single individual with no children
  • $150 if you have a spouse or common-law partner
  • $150 if you do not have a spouse or common-law partner, but have full custody of an eligible child

      plus

  • $15 per additional child under 18 years of age (to a maximum of 4 children)

For single individuals with no children, the rebate is reduced by 2.67% of adjusted family net income over $47,500. For families, the credit is reduced by 4.0% of adjusted family net income over $95,000.

Payments are made separately from the GST/HST credit payments.

The program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, to go More information on the Alberta climate leadership adjustment rebate.

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