Rob Morrison pledges more tax relief for Kootenay-Columbian families

September 16, 2019

Conservatives and Rob Morrison pledge more tax relief for families...

Two tax credits for kids’ activities mean more money in your pockets

Today Conservatives announced two tangible measures so Canadians can worry less about their bottom line.

With the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, a new Conservative government will:

  • Allow parents to claim up to $1,000 per child for expenses related to fitness or sports-related activities;
  • Make the credit refundable so low-income Canadians benefit most; and,
  • Allow parents of children with disabilities to claim an additional $500 per child, per year.

With the Children’s Arts and Learning TaxCredit, a new Conservative government will:

  • Allow parents to claim up to $500 per child for expenses related to arts and educational activities;
  • Make the credit refundable so low-income Canadians benefit most;
  • Make it flexible, so children can get extra help studying a language or learning science, math or coding; and,
  • Allow parents of children with disabilities to claim double the amount, up to $1,000 per child, per year.

Under the current government, Canadian families are under pressure and worried about their future. Half of families are just $200 away from insolvency at the end of each month. Canadian families’ net worth declined for the first time in a decade.

As Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, Rob Morrison will:

  • Cut taxes for every working Canadian by implementing the Universal Tax Credit;
  • Support commuters with the Green Public Transit Tax Cut; and,
  • Support young families by making EI maternity and parental benefits tax-free.