Family Tax Benefits | Mar 9, 2020

Conservatives have always worked hard to keep taxes low for families. We introduced tax credits for children’s sports and arts activities, as well as tax credits for education expenses including textbooks: the very same tax credits that the current Liberal government cancelled.

Here is a list of some tax benefits that you can still claim:

Child Disability Benefit:
To recognize the additional costs that can add up when it comes to caring for a child with a severe disability, families can continue to claim the Child Disability Benefit. It is an amount of up to $2,832 per eligible child.

Registered Disability Savings Plan:
The previous Conservative government introduced the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to ensure long-term financial security for Canadians and families who are dealing with severe disability. Over the years, we have also made a number of enhancements. In particular, the Plan now ensures that long-term financial security is provided to children whose parents are no longer able to provide support.

Adoption Expense Tax Credit:
This credit is a 15% non-refundable tax credit that allows adoptive parents to claim eligible adoption expenses relating to the completed adoption of a child under the age of 18.
The previous Conservative government created this initiative and increased the maximum amount of eligible expenses up to $15,000 per child, indexed to inflation. Currently, the maximum is $16,255.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

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