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Child Tax Credit Information

The children's fitness tax credit lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in which the expenses are paid.
Child Tax Credit Information

Kids Fitness Camps

Prescribed programs of physical activity

An eligible fitness expense must be for the cost of registration or membership of an eligible child in a prescribed program of physical activity. Generally, such a program must:

  • be ongoing (either a minimum of eight consecutive weeks long or, for children's camps, five consecutive days long);
  • be supervised;
  • be suitable for children; and
  • 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.

 

For more information, see Canadian Goverment Fitness Credit Website.

Let's get moving!

Where a program is for a mixed use pass or facility (such as the ski pass), the cost qualifies "

"In circumstances where the participant in the program can select from among various activities, the full cost of a child's registration in a program offered by a club, association, or similar organization will be eligible for the credit if (in addition to being ongoing, supervised, and suitable for children):

  • more than 50% of the activities offered to children include a significant amount of physical activity; or
  • more than 50% of the available program time is devoted to activities that include a significant amount of physical activity."  (see here).

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