What is Canada child tax benefit?

The Canada child tax benefit (CCTB) is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to help eligible families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the tax benefit, you have to meet certain conditions.

How much is the amounts of Canada child tax benefit (CCTB)

The CCTB include three components: basic benefit, the national child benefit (NCB), and the child disability benefit (CDB)

CCTB is an income tested benefit. When your income reaches certain level, you will no longer receive the benefit.

Unlike universal child care benefit (UCCB), CCTB is non-taxable.

To continue getting the CCTB, you and your spouse or common-law partner each have to file separate income tax returns every year.

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