Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

August 20, 2007 10:05 ET

Canada Revenue Agency: August Canada Child Tax Benefit Payments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2007) - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued the August Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payments today. The payments totalled more than $751 million and were issued to over 2.7 million recipients across Canada.

Recipients who are expecting a benefit payment and have not received it by August 27 should call the CRA's CCTB enquiry service at 1-800-387-1193. This service is available weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., local time.

To receive or continue to receive CCTB payments, recipients and their spouses or common-law partners must each file a tax return every year even if there is no income to report.

Benefit recipients who are moving or have a new address should inform the CRA as soon as possible to ensure that their CCTB payments are not disrupted even if they use direct deposit and their bank account does not change. The Change my address (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/myaccount/) service at www.cra.gc.ca/myaccount makes it easier for clients to notify the CRA of a change of address.

The CRA administers child benefit programs on behalf of some provinces and territories. The following provincial and territorial amounts are combined with the CCTB into a single monthly payment:

- BC Family Bonus

- New Brunswick Child Tax Benefit

- Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit

- Northwest Territories Child Benefit

- Nunavut Child Benefit

- Nova Scotia Child Benefit

- Yukon Child Benefit

Recipients can have their CCTB payments deposited directly into their account at their financial institution. To take advantage of this option, they have to complete Form T1-DD(1) (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t1-dd_1/README.html), Direct Deposit Request, which they can download or get by calling CRA at 1-800-959-2221.

Information on the CCTB can also be found on the Child and Family Benefits (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/benefits/menu-e.html) pages on the CRA's Web site at www.cra.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canada Revenue Agency
    Mark Mayer
    Media Relations
    613-954-7928