This calculator lets you estimate the Canada Child Benefit you will receive between July 2017 and June 2018 based on your family income in 2016.
Starting in July 2016, the tax-free Canada Child Benefit replaced the taxable Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) and the tax-free Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB).
Under the Canada Child Benefit, families with incomes of $30,000 or less receive $6,400 per child under age 6 and $5,400 per child per year for children aged 6 to 17.
The benefit is gradually reduced as family income increases above $30,000. For example, a family with a net income of $175,000 and two children, one age 5 and one age 7, will still receive $805 in benefits annually.
New in 2018
Starting in July 2018, the benefits will be indexed to inflation. The maximum benefit per child under 6 will increase to $6,496 in 2018-19, from $6,400 in the current benefit year. For children aged 6 to 17, the benefit increases to $5,481 per child from $5,400 currently. The benefit will also be indexed to household income, with the first threshold rising to $30,450 from $30,000 and the second threshold rising to $65,975 from $65,000.
Canada Child Benefit
This calculator is for illustration purposes only. Your actual Canada Child Benefit will be calculated by the Canada Revenue Agency based on your 2016 income. It is assumed the children remain in the same age group from July 2017 to June 2018, the full benefit year.