Working income tax benefit (WITB)

The working income tax benefit (WITB) is a refundable tax credit intended to provide tax relief for eligible working low-income individuals and families who are already in the workforce and to encourage other Canadians to enter the workforce.

You can claim the WITB on line 453 of your 2014 income tax and benefit return. However, eligible individuals and families may be able to apply for the 2015 advance payments.

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

For more information about the WITB, please see the topics below:

Calculation information for WITB advance payments

WITB calculator

Calculation sheets

Income levels 

My Account allows you to manage your benefits and credits online.

WITB advance payments dates:
April 4, 2014
July 4, 2014
October 3, 2014
January 5, 2015

Forms and publications

Tax return


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