Children’s Arts Tax Credit Changes

You can use the receipt from CASSA toward your 2016 income tax. Note the following for 2016, 2017 and subsequent years:

The Federal Children’s Arts Amount Tax Credit was Reduced in 2016 and wil be Eliminated in 2017.

The 2016 Federal Budget reduced the 2016 Children's Arts Amount Tax Credit from $500 to $250, and will eliminate this credit for 2017 and later years. 

Source: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2016/docs/tm-mf/si-rs-en.html

Should you wish to write to your MP objecting to this reduction and elimination of this credit (and please feel free to do so; it’s been there for the benefit of your children), the list of current Members of Parliament is available here and the list by constituency is here. Letters to MPs don't require a stamp. A timely complaint or two may help reinstate this helpful credit.

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