Children's Fitness Tax Credit

As of January 1, 2007, the Government of Canada will allow a non-refundable tax credit on eligible amounts of up to $500 paid by parents to register a child (under the age of 16) in an eligible program of physical activity. The complete definition of an eligible program can be found here. The final regulated definition has not yet been released, but the guidelines contained in the Government release are meant to provide programmers and managers with enough information to make decisions about the eligibility of programs. 

The Canada Revenue Agency has issued a guide for parents and organizations providing eligible programs of physical activity. Please visit the CRA website to view the document and share this resource with parents.