As you’re working on your taxes this year, remember the credit you can claim because you enrolled your kids in a sports program.
The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit is worth up to $500 for each child under the age of 16 for fees paid in 2011 “relating to the cost of registering your … child in a prescribed program of physical activity”.
Eligible programs must be ongoing, supervised and be suitable for children.
They must also develop cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility, balance, or muscular strength or endurance.
Sport and physical activity programs recommended by Sport for Life should all be eligible for the tax credit.
There’s a similar tax credit for children’s artistic and cultural programs.
Are you taking advantage of both?