Edmonton-Centre Newsletter Winter 2017

I am delighted to share with you the details of the recent work I've been doing in Edmonton-Centre over the past six months since my last newsletter.

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Posted on Mar 2, 2017

Alberta Child Benefit & the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit

All families with children who earn less than $41,220 per year, including those receiving AISH and Income Support, are eligible to receive the new Alberta Child Benefit (ACB). The ACB has helped an estimated 200,000 children and their families. https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-child-benefit.aspx

Working families earning a minimum of $2,760 may also be eligible for the enhanced Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (AFETC). Benefits begin to be reduced once a family’s net income ...exceeds $41,250. The AFETC directly benefits 290,000 children.

There is not a separate application process for either the ACB or the AFETC. You are automatically considered for both programs if you apply for, or are already enrolled in, the federal government’s Canada Child Benefit program. You must have been a resident of Alberta for at least one month prior to receiving the credit, file a 2016 tax return, and be a parent of one or more children under the age of 18. Both the ACB and the AFETC are non-taxable benefits.