The Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Child Tax Benefits are tax-free monthly payments made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under the age of 18. To be eligible to receive the CCB and NLCB, you must live with the child and reside in Canada. In addition, you or your spouse must be either a:
- Canadian citizen, or
- Permanent resident, or
- Convention refugee, or
- Visitor to Canada or a holder of a Temporary
Resident Permit under the Immigration Act and regulations who have lived in Canada throughout the previous 18 months and has a valid permit in the 19th month (other than one that states ‘does not confer status’).
For the Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit, support ends when your income reaches $22,397. It is paid along with the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit.
For more information on the Canada Child Tax Benefit, call 1-800-387-1193 or visit on-line at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cctb-gstc
For more information on the Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit, call 729-3166 or visit on-line at: http://www.fin.gov.nl.ca/fin