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What is the Canada Child Benefit?

As of July 1, 2016, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) replaced the universal child care benefit (UCCB) and the Canada child tax benefit (CCTB).

The Canada child benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly payment for families with children under 18. Its three main components are the basic benefit, the national child benefit, and the child disability benefit, as well as related provincial and territorial programs.

The Canada Child Benefit is a non-taxable benefit so, if you're eligible for CCB, you will not receive a slip for this income and do not need to enter the benefit amount you received on your tax return.

Due to the extended tax filing date, it was announced that eligible Canadians, who are presently receiving the Canada child benefit (CCB) payments, will continue to receive these payments until the end of September 2020. Payment amounts will be based on information from 2018 tax return(s) if their 2019 tax return has not been assessed, and the CRA has not had time to calculate benefits and/or credits for the July to September 2020 payment.

You’re still required to file your 2019 income tax return. If the CRA is unable to assess your return by early September 2020, your estimated benefits and/or credits will stop in October 2020 and you may have to repay the estimated amounts that were issued to you starting in July 2020.

Canadians who normally receive the CCB got a one-time payment increase of an extra $300 for each child on May 20, 2020.

Related information:

Why doesn't the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) appear on my return?

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