Child Tax Benefit
|Record #: CWD1297||Last Full Update: 05 May 2015|
|Public Comments||As of January, 2015 - the enhanced UCCB now includes children up to age 18 and you will automatically receive the payment if you have previously applied for or received the CCTB or UCCB * if you have not previously applied for the CCTB or UCCB for some of your children, you will need to apply. You can apply online by using “Apply for child benefits” through the CRA’s My Account online service. You can also fill out Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application, and send it to your tax centre with the supporting documents * If your personal information has changed since you received the CCTB or UCCB, you should contact the CRA to update your records to ensure you receive the correct UCCB payment.
The first enhanced payment will be issued in July 2015 and will include any retroactive payments for the period of January 2015 to June 2015.
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-387-1193 Automated 24/7 * Agents Mon-Fri 9 am-5pm|
|Hours||Canada Child Tax Benefit enquiries Automated 24/7 * Agents Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|Description and Service|
|Former Name||Baby Bonus ; Canada Customs and Revenue Agency ; Revenue Canada|
|Description (Service)||Call 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, (CDB) 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 monthly payment to families for each child under the age of 18 to help cover the cost of child care. The UCCB provides up to $1,920 per year for each child under the age of 6, and introduces a new benefit enhancement, effective January 1, 2015, of up to $720 per year for children aged 6 through 17. Families already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit will automatically receive the Universal Child Care Benefit * If you have not previously applied for the CCTB or UCCB for some of your children, you can apply online by using “Apply for child benefits” through the CRA’s My Account online service. You can also fill out Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application, and send it to your tax centre with the supporting documents.
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.
|Eligibility||Primary caregiver of a child under 18yrs, 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|
|Application||If 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.
If you are eligible for the CCTB but you have not filed Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, for a child who may be eligible for the CDB supplement, you must complete Part A and have Part B completed and signed by a qualified practitioner. Send the completed signed form to your tax centre.
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 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. Generally, the CRA issues UCCB payments on the 20th of each month. If your application is not complete, the CRA will contact you for the missing information. 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. Deadline to apply for the enhanced UCCB is May 15, 2015 * if you apply after this date, you will still receive your payment and any retroactive payment, but you will receive payments at a later date
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.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Areas Served||Greater Toronto Area ; Ontario ; Simcoe County|
|Located In Community||Sudbury|
|Address & Map||
1050 Notre Dame Ave
Sudbury, ON P3A 5C1
|Intersection||Notre Dame Ave and Lasalle Blvd|
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