Filing your taxes means you automatically apply for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), a tax-free social program that is simpler, more generous and better targeted. 9 out of 10 families are better off than under the former suite of child benefits.
From July to October 2016, there were approximately 11,200 payments for 20,190 children (under 18 years old) made in the riding of Scarborough-Guildwood. Monthly payments averaged $785 for a total of $8,797,000.
CCB benefits are paid over a 12-month period from July of one year to June of the next year. Your benefit payments will be recalculated every July based on information from your income tax and benefit return from the previous year.