Child Fitness Tax Credit

Children's Fitness Tax Credit: (
Quoted from the Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency website:

What is the Children's Fitness Tax Credit?
The Children's Fitness Tax Credit allows you to claim eligible fees paid in the year up to a maximum of $500 per child (an additional amount of $500 is available if the child is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit and a minimum of $100 has been paid for eligible fees in the year). Eligible fees include an amount paid related to the cost of registration or membership for your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child in a prescribed program of physical activity. The child must have been under 16 years of age (or under 18 years of age if eligible for the disability tax credit) at the beginning of the year in which an eligible fitness expense was paid.

How is the Children's Fitness Tax Credit calculated?
The Children's Fitness Tax Credit is calculated by multiplying the lowest personal income tax rate (15% in 2014) by the eligible fees for each child. The eligible fees (up to the maximum amount per child) are currently reported on line 365 of Schedule 1, Federal Tax.

Can I currently receive a refund for my Children's Fitness Tax Credit?
Currently, the Children's Fitness Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit.

What are non-refundable tax credits?
Non-refundable tax credits, such as the basic personal amount and the age amount, reduce your federal tax. However, if the total of these credits is more than your federal tax, you will not get a refund for the difference.

Does McKnight issue Children's Fitness Tax Receipts?
Tax receipts will NOT be issued by McKnight Hockey Association.  Instead, you can print out your own child fitness tax receipt by logging into the McKnight RAMP Registration program.

*** All TG members must contact the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association for tax receipt information.

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