New parent? Learn about tax breaks and benefits for your family

New parents, don’t forget to take advantage of the many benefits and credits available that can be a big boost to your family budget.

How do you apply?

Use the Automated Benefits Application (ABA) to automatically apply for child benefits when registering the birth of your new baby. If you live in a province or territory that has ABA and you register the birth, you will automatically be applying or registering for:

If you live in a territory that does not have the ABA, you can use the “Apply for child benefits” service in My Account or fill out Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application and send it to your tax centre.

Use My Account or the MyBenefits CRA web app to find out when your next CCB payment will be made and how much it will be.

Other benefits and credits

Save for your child's education

It's never too early to start saving for your child's education by contributing to a registered education savings plan (RESP). Benefits programs such as the Canada education savings grant and the Canada learning bond are incentives for using an RESP to save for a child's post-secondary education.


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