British Columbia Early Childhood Tax Benefit (BCECTB)

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What is this?

The British Columbia Early Childhood Tax Benefit (BCECTB) is a non-taxable benefit paid to qualifying families with children under the age of six.

Note: The BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit is fully funded by the British Columbia government, and administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If you qualify for this benefit program, payment amounts are included in your Canada Child Tax Benefit monthly payment.

 

Am I eligible?

This tax credit will automatically be paid to you if you meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • You file a tax return every year
  • You have children under 6 years of age
  • You are already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit

 

British Columbia government says….

The BCECTB provides a benefit of up to $55 per month per child under age 6. Benefits are based on the number of children in the family and the family's net income. The BCECTB will be reduced if the family's net income exceeds $100,000 and will be zero once the family's net income exceeds $150,000.

 

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