Some Airdrie residents will have seen a significant boost to their bank accounts today as two government benefit payment deadlines were slated for this week.

Today is the deadline for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) to be paid out. The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.

"If you have a spouse or common-law partner, they also have to file their tax return on time every year. You must file your tax return even if your income is tax-exempt or you have no income. If you don't file your tax return every year, your payments will stop," The CRA reminded residents on its website.

The remaining dates for the CCB are: 

  • May 17, 2024
  • June 20, 2024
  • July 19, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • September 20, 2024
  • October 18, 2024
  • November 20, 2024
  • December 13, 2024

You are encouraged to wait five working days before contacting the CRA. 

Those who qualify for the federal government's Canada Child Benefit (AFCB), are also automatically eligible for the Alberta Child and Family Benefit. However, there are no AFCB payments in April. The next AFCB payment is slated for May, with the following dates in August and November. 

"ACFB payments are made separately from the CCB payments and issued in August, November, February and May," CRA added.

Amounts paid from June 2023 till June 2024 include: 

  • $1,410 ($117.50 per month) for the first child
  • $705 ($58.75 per month) for the second child
  • $705 ($58.75 per month) for the third child
  • $705 ($58.75 per month) for the fourth child

Earlier this week, some residents will also have seen their Canada Carbon Rebate (formerly known as the Climate Action Incentive payment). It's important to remember, however, that only those who filed their taxes electronically on or before March 15 would have been eligible to receive the April payment.  

"If your tax returns are processed after this date, your payment will be included in a subsequent payment after your return is assessed. If you file after March 15, generally, you can expect to get your CCR payment six to eight weeks after your tax return has been assessed," The CRA's website stated.

For those who did file their taxes on or by March 15, a single individual in Alberta is eligible for $225 in rebates, while $112.50 is expected for a spouse or common-law partner. Other base mounts for Albertans also include:

  • $56.25 per child under 19
  • $112.50 for the first child in a single-parent family

The rural supplement is:

  • $45 for an individual
  • $22.50 for a spouse or common-law partner
  • $11.25 per child under 19
  • $22.50 for the first child in a single-parent family

The CRA has also reminded residents that if they get their tax refund by direct deposit, they will also get their CCR by direct deposit.

"If you do not receive your CCR on the expected payment date, please wait 10 working days before you contact us," The CRA added.

April 30 is the deadline for Airdrie residents and Canadians alike to file their taxes.

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