Children’s Fitness Tax Credit
You may have heard about a new Children’s Fitness Tax Credit on eligible programs of a physical nature. The tax credit will allow parents to claim a maximum of $500 per year for eligible fees paid for each child who is under 16 at any time during the year.
Eligibility is based on a number of definitions and criteria and generally refers to a program that is:
- Ongoing (either a min. of 8 wks duration with a min. of 1 session per wk or, in the case of children’s camps, 5 consecutive days)
- Suitable for children and
- Substantially all of the activities must include a significant amount of physical activity that contributes to cardio-respiratory endurance plus one or more of: muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, or balance.
Please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency website at www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness/ for specific details pertaining to eligibility.
Please keep your registration receipts to apply for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit. No further receipts will be issued. If you lose your receipts we will gladly reprint them for you. Please ensure that we have your most current address and contact information.