Province of Nova Scotia

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers the following programs on behalf of Nova Scotia:


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Nova Scotia child benefit (NSCB)

This benefit is a non-taxable amount 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.

 From July 2013 to June 2014, you may be entitled to a benefit of:

  • $52.08 per month for the first child;
  • $68.75 per month for the second child; and
  • $75.00 per month for each additional child.

If your adjusted family net income is between $18,000 and $25,000, you may get part of the benefit.

This program is fully funded by the Nova Scotia provincial government.

More information

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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Nova Scotia affordable living tax credit (NSALTC)

This credit is a non‑taxable amount paid to make life more affordable for Nova Scotian households with low and modest incomes. The credit offsets the increase in the HST and provides additional income for these households.

For July 2013 to June 2014, the program provides a maximum annual credit of $255.00 for an individual or a couple, plus $60.00 for each child. The credit is reduced by 5% of adjusted family net income over $30,000.

This amount is combined with the quarterly payments of the federal GST/HST credit.

The Nova Scotia Affordable living tax credit program is fully funded by the Nova Scotia provincial government.

Other related information

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)