The government of Canada is handing out its second batch of Climate Action Incentive Payments (CAIP) to Canadians tomorrow (October 13). Payments normally get sent out on the 15 of the month but has been since moved up because it is a Sunday.
The CAIP is a tax-free amount paid to help individuals and families offset the cost of the federal pollution pricing. It is available to residents of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. It consists of a basic amount and a supplement for residents of small and rural communities.
You are eligible for this credit if you are a resident of Canada for income tax purposes at the beginning of the month in which the CRA makes a payment. To be eligible, you must also be a resident of an applicable CAIP province on the first day of the payment month.
For your child to be eligible they must:
- Child is under 19 years of age.
- Child lives with you.
- You are primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of your child.
- Your child is registered for the Canada child benefit.
New residents of Canada can apply for CAIP, too, but will need to fill out some forms and mail them out to their nearest tax centre.
On the Government of Canada's website, it states how much eligible Albertan's will receive:
The Alberta program provides an annual credit of:
- $772 for an individual
- $386 for a spouse or common-law partner
- $193 per child under 19
- $386 for the first child in a single-parent family
The CAIP includes a rural supplement of 10 per cent of the base amount for residents of small and rural communities.
The CRA does not charge or give interest on any CAIP overpayments or underpayments.
For more information visit the Government of Canada's website.
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