Yukon Children’s Fitness Amount

What’s in this article?

  • What is this?
  • Am I eligible?
  • Where do I claim this?
  • Where can I learn more?

 

What is this?

The Yukon Children’s Fitness Credit is a refundable tax credit which allows you to claim up to $1,000 for eligible expenses paid during the year to a prescribed program of physical activity for each eligible child. You can make this claim if you satisfy the criteria for claiming the federal Children’s Fitness Amount.

Parents with eligible children under the age of 18 with disabilities can an additional credit up to $500 to counter any potential additional costs associated with registering a child in a sport or recreation program.

 

Am I eligible?

In order to claim the Yukon Children’s Fitness Amount, you have to satisfy the following requirements:

  • You must be a resident of the Yukon on December 31st; and
  • You have a child registered in a prescribed program.

 

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says…

To qualify for this amount, a program must:

  • Be ongoing (at least eight consecutive weeks or, in the case of children’s camps, five consecutive days);
  • Be supervised;
  • Be suitable for children; and
  • Require significant physical activity (most of the activity must generally include a significant amount of physical activity contributing to cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and/or balance).

 

Where do I claim this?

If you claimed the federal Children’s Fitness Amount, H&R Block’s tax software will automatically apply the Yukon Children’s Fitness Credit to your return.

 

Where can I learn more?