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UPDATE: Starting with the 2017 taxation year, the Children’s Activity Tax Credit is no longer available


If you have a child enrolled into art classes, you can claim between $400-$560 in eligible expenses and get up to $55 back for each child under 16. You can receive up to $110 back for a child with a disability who is under 18.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to claim the credit for a taxation year if:

  • You were a resident of Ontario the last day of that year, and
  • You or your spouse or common-law partner paid fees in that year to register your child, or your spouse or common-law partner’s child, in an eligible activity


How do I apply?

You must file an income tax return each year to receive this credit. The credit is claimed on form ON479, which is part of the T1 General Ontario income tax return package.


Programs at Façade eligible for Ontario’s Children’s Activity Tax Credit:  

  • Crafts
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Leadership Development
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Sewing
  • Tutoring


Do summer camps qualify?

Summer camp at Façade Academy meet all the requirements and quality   for the CATC. Generally speaking, expenses for a camp would be eligible if it lasts at least five consecutive days and more than half of the activities in the program include a significant amount of eligible activities.

Camp expenses such as food, beverages, accommodations or travel would not be eligible for the CATC.