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The Canada Revenue Agency administers child and family benefit programs on behalf of Alberta.


Alberta family employment tax credit 

The Alberta family employment tax credit (AFETC) is a tax-free amount paid to families that have working income and children under 18 years of age.

For July 2019 to June 2020, you may be entitled to receive the following amounts if you have a family working income of more than $2,760 in 2018:

  • $801 ($66.75 per month) for one child
  • $1,530 ($127.50 per month) for two children
  • $1,967 ($163.91 per month) for three children
  • $2,113 ($176.08 per month) for four or more children

The credit is reduced by 4% of the amount of the adjusted family net income that is more than $43,302. Payments are made separately from the CCB payments in July 2019 and January 2020.

This program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

Alberta child benefit

The Alberta child benefit (ACB) is a tax-free amount paid to families that have children under 18 years of age and an annual family net income below $43,295. Unlike the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (AFETC), there is no minimum working income requirement.

For July 2019 to June 2020, you may be entitled to receive:

  • $1,155 ($96.25 per month) for the first child
  • $577 ($48.08 per month) for the second child
  • $577 ($48.08 per month) for the third child
  • $577 ($48.08 per month) for the fourth child

The benefit is reduced as family income exceeds $26,769. If your adjusted family net income is between $26,769 and $43,295, you may receive a partial benefit.

Payments are made separately from the CCB and AFETC payments. ACB payments are made in August, November, February and May.

This program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

Alberta climate leadership adjustment rebate

The Alberta climate leadership adjustment rebate (ACLAR) is a tax-free amount paid to low and middle income individuals and families.

Starting July 1, 2019, ACLAR payments will no longer be issued. The Canada Revenue Agency will however continue to issue retroactive payments for the period of January 2017 to June 2019.

The program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

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