Subject: CRA Electronic mailing list service
Ottawa, December 13, 2005… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued the December Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payments on December 13, 2005, totalling more than $781 million, to more than 2.8 million recipients across Canada.
Recipients who are expecting a benefit payment and have not received it by December 20, should contact the Agency’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.
In order to receive, or continue to receive, CCTB payments, recipients and their spouses or common-law partners have to file a tax return.
Recipients who are moving should inform the Agency 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 Address Changes Online service at www.cra.gc.ca/myaccount makes it easier for clients to notify the CRA of a change of address.
As other entitlements are combined each month with the CCTB into a single payment, payments for the following provincial and territorial child benefit programs administered by the Agency will also be issued:
* BC Family Bonus
* New Brunswick Child Tax Benefit
* Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit
* Northwest Territories Child Benefit
* Nunavut Child Benefit
* Nova Scotia Child Benefit
* Saskatchewan 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, Direct Deposit Request, which they can get at their tax services office or tax centre.
Information on the CCTB can also be found on the Child and family benefits pages on the CRA’s Web site at www.cra.gc.ca.
This document is also available for download in .pdf format.