2011 Federal Budget—Child Tax Credit Eligibility

The federal Budget tabled on June 6, 2011 included no changes to the income tax measures originally announced in the Budget on March 22, 2011.

Rules governing eligibility for the Child Tax Credit have been modified so that, where two or more families share a home, a parent who is otherwise able to claim the credit is not disqualified from doing so because another family in the home also claims the credit. This change will ensure that sharing a home does not disqualify an otherwise-eligible parent from claiming the Child Tax Credit for his or her children. It will apply to 2011 and subsequent taxation years.


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