Archived - Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Put More Money in the Pockets of Parents
March 27, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance
Finance Minister Joe Oliver today introduced legislation in the House of Commons to implement the Harper Government’s latest tax relief and benefits for hard-working families. Together, these new measures will put money back into the pockets of every single family with children—about 4 million families in total.
Today, the overall federal tax burden is at its lowest level in more than half a century.
- Under this legislation, the Universal Child Care Benefit would increase from $100 to $160 per month for each child under age 6, and a new benefit of $60 per month would be provided for each child aged 6 through 17. These enhancements would be effective as of January 1, 2015, and would begin to be reflected in monthly payments to recipients in July 2015.
- The legislation would also implement the new Family Tax Cut and increases to the maximum dollar limits for the Child Care Expense Deduction.
- These measures, alongside tax relief provided by the Harper Government since 2006, will provide a typical two-earner family of four with up to $6,600 in tax relief and increased benefits in 2015.
- For more information about the Government’s latest tax relief, visit the new website, My Benefits, and find out how you can keep more of your hard-earned money.
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Office of the Minister of Finance
Department of Finance
Office of the Minister of Employment and Social Development
Employment and Social Development Canada
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