Canada. Canada Revenue Agency

Child Tax Benefit

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Record #: CWD1297 Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 Last Full Update: 06 Apr 2014
Contacts
Office Phone1-800-387-1193
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-1193 Automated 24/7 * Agents Mon-Fri 9 am-5pm
TTY Phone1-800-665-0354
Fax705-671-3994
Websitewww.cra-arc.gc.ca
Location Information
LocationSudbury
Address1050 Notre Dame Ave
Sudbury, ON P3A 5C1
 
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IntersectionNotre Dame Ave and Lasalle Blvd
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description and Subjects
Former Name(s)Baby Bonus ; Canada Customs and Revenue Agency ; Revenue Canada
DescriptionCall 1-800-959-8281 to change your address over the phone with a live agent. 
 
The Canada Child Tax Benefit provides a non- taxable monthly payment to help with the cost of raising children under 18 yrs of age. The benefit is made on behalf of a child, to the parent, or primary caregiver, who primarily fulfills the responsibility for the child's care and upbringing. Each year to ensure that your CCTB payment continues, you must file an income tax return, even if you have no income to report. 
 
Included with the CCTB is the National Child Benefit Supplement, providing a tax-free monthly payment for low income families with children, to help with the cost of raising children. The benefit is made on behalf of a child, to the parent, or primary caregiver, who primarily fulfills the responsibility for the child's care and upbringing. The benefit is determined by Canada Revenue Agency based on the previous year's income tax return, and that the benefit year runs from July-June inclusive.  
 
The CCTB may also include the Child Disability Benefit, a monthly benefit providing financial assistance for qualified families caring for children under 18 who have a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment. (This is treated as income and deducted from any social assistance payment being received.) 
 
The Universal Child Care Benefit program issues a taxable $100 monthly payment to families for each child under the age of six to help cover the cost of child care. Families already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit will automatically receive the Universal Child Care Benefit. If not receiving the UCCB, apply by submitting a completed Canada Child Benefit application form to the Canada Revenue Agency. 
 
The Ontario Child Benefit, OCB is a non-taxable amount paid to help low-to moderate-income families provide for their children. OCB payments are delivered with the CCTB in a single monthly payment. Under the OCB, you may be eligible to receive monthly payments for each child under 18 years of age. If your adjusted family net income is above $20,000, you may receive a partial benefit. 
 
The OCB is funded by the Province of Ontario, the CRA administers the program for Ontario. For more information, go to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Web site or call 1-866-821-7770. For teletypewriter service (TTY), call 1-800-387-5559. For specific payment information, call 1-800-387-1193 or for TTY, call 1-800-665-0354. 
 
The Children's Special Allowances (CSA), is a monthly payment for children under age 18 who are under the care of an agency.  
Service CategoriesCanada Child Tax Benefit Information
SubjectsFinancial programs ; Tax credits
Service Details
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
HoursCanada Child Tax Benefit enquiries Automated 24/7 * Agents Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
DatesYear round
Areas ServedGreater Toronto Area ; Simcoe County
EligibilityPrimary caregiver of a child under 18yrs, or under 6yrs for UCCB; must be a resident of Canada, You or your spouse or common-law partner must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a protected person, or a temporary resident who has lived in Canada for the previous 18 months, and who has a valid permit in the 19th month. Call for information
ApplicationIf you are a parent of a newborn, living in a participating province, you may now apply for the CCTB using the Automated Benefits Application (ABA). You will find all the information you need to use the ABA service in the provincial/territorial birth registration package provided by your province or territory. Or apply for CCTB through the CRA website by using the Apply for child benefits online service or by printing the form from CRA's website, Form RC66 Canada Child Benefits Application. Mail completed applications to the tax centre that serves your area.  
 
There are certain circumstances where you may also have to complete additional forms or provide extra documentation with your application. Call for more information. 
 
Potential beneficiaries and their cohabiting spouse must have filed an income tax return and/or a statement of world income (income from other countries) in order for Revenue Canada to determine the amount of benefit. To continue receiving the CCTB, if qualified, each year you must send in an income tax and benefit return, even if you have no income to report. 
 
Changes to non-financial aspects, such as address changes, can be made by phone, otherwise write to their local taxation centre.  
 
If you are already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit, you do NOT need to apply for the Universal Child Care Benefit. You will receive it automatically. If you do not currently receive the Canada Child Tax Benefit, you will need to apply (benefits will only be paid retroactively to a maximum of 11 months). Application forms are available at your local Canada Revenue Agency office or Service Canada. Alternately, forms can be obtained by calling 1-800-387-1193, via TTY at 1-800-665-0354, or downloadable from the website. The forms are also available in alternate formats including Braille, large print, E-text and audio formats. 
 
If you are already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit, you do NOT need to apply for the Ontario Child Benefit. You will receive it automatically delivered with the CCTB in a single monthly payment. If you do not currently receive the Canada Child Tax Benefit, you can apply for the OCB by completing Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application. You can get a copy of the form by calling the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at 1-800-387-1193 or by downloading it from the CRA Web Site. 
 
For more information on the OCB, visit www.cra.gc.ca/benefits or www.ontariochildbenefit.ca.
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesNone