Province of British Columbia
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers the following programs for British Columbia:
BC early childhood tax benefit
The BC early childhood tax benefit (BCECTB) is a tax-free monthly payment to qualifying families to help with the cost of raising children under the age of six. The amount is combined with the CCB into a single monthly payment. The BCECTB provides a benefit up to $55 per month per child under the age of 6. It is calculated based on the number of eligible children you have and your adjusted family net income.
This program is fully funded by the British Columbia provincial government.
BC climate action tax credit
The BC climate action tax credit (BCCATC) is a tax-free payment made to low-income individuals and families to help offset the carbon taxes they pay.
For the April 2018 and subsequent payments, the program provides a credit of up to $135.00 for an individual, $135.00 for a spouse or common-law partner and $40.00 per child ($135.00 for the first child in a single parent family). The maximum quarterly amounts are $33.75 for an individual and a spouse or common law partner (and first child in a single parent family) and $10.00 per child.
For single individuals with no children, the credit is reduced by 2% of his or her adjusted net income over $33,993. For families, the credit is reduced by 2% of their adjusted family net income over $39,658.
The payment is combined with the quarterly payment of the federal GST/HST credit.
The BC low income climate action tax credit is fully funded by the British Columbia provincial government.
If you have a tax policy question about these programs, call the Province of British Columbia at 1‑877‑387‑3332 or email ITBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca
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