Child Fitness Tax Credit Canada

Child Fitness Tax Credit Canada

Starting with the 2007 tax year, the Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible child fitness expenses paid up to $500 per child by parents to register a child in a prescribed program of physical activity.

The children’s fitness tax credit lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in which the expenses are paid.


If a child qualifies for the disability tax credit, parents can claim up to $500 per year in eligible fitness expenses paid for the child who is under 18 years of age at the beginning of the year. Also, if at least $100 in eligible fitness expenses has been paid for the child, an additional amount of $500 can be added to the eligible fitness expenses actually incurred.

Please note that the child fitness tax credit will be calculated using the lowest tax rate (15% for 2008), so the maximum tax credit per child for 2008 will be $75.