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January 2011 - Nr. 1
Happy New Year from Echo Germanica

If your children are enrolled in hockey, dance classes or art lessons, as of January 1, you’ll get a new tax break.

The Ontario government has passed a new Children’s Activity Tax Credit providing up to $50 back for each child under 16. You can get up to $100 back if your child has a disability and is under 18.

The credit covers sports like hockey and soccer, but other activities like first aid, cadets, choir, pottery and chess are also eligible. A longer, but not definitive, list is available at

The credit is refundable, which is great news, so families of all income levels can benefit. If you pay income tax, you’ll receive a deduction on the amount you owe.  If you don’t pay income tax, you’ll get a refund. If an activity meets the criteria for the federal fitness tax credit, it automatically qualifies for the provincial credit.

Better yet, this credit is retroactive, meaning activities your kids joined in 2010 are eligible when you file your taxes this upcoming spring. Just remember to keep your receipts.

For more information, call 1 866 668-8297 or visit


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