Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Wide use of tax break towards funding CE in Ontario

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Futher to the recent item on Conductive World about using the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit to help fund Conductive Education, I have received the following email from Mhairi (Vari) Watson, Senior Conductor, Ontario March of Dimes/March of Dimes Canada:

Hi Andrew - I was unable to post on Conductive World regarding Canada Children's Fitness Tax Credit - my work computer keeps telling me yours is a banned site!

Many of our families here apply for the tax credit each year and successfully receive the tax break. In fact after first implementing the credit they have increased it to $1000 for children with disabilities and have spoken of or have already raised the age to 21 (I am not sure which). The credit for this group of children also covers equipment, travel and attendant care costs - the theory being children may need additional help to participate in the activity.

It is unfortunate that we have to be considered as 'a physical activity program' but, like you say, for our families every little helps, and as we all know an increase in physical activity is just one of the wonderful results of participating in a CE program. Also by applying for the credit the government is hearing the name CE more and more, which is never a bad thing.

Hope all is well on your side of the pond. We are freezing with minus 25 temps...brrrr

Mhairi

So, wherever you live in Canada, your tax officer may have $1,000 credit waiting for you to apply for if you have not already done so. And do pass the information on to those who might benefit.

Comments, corrections, follow up...

...and anything that is wholly new.

No need I am sure to feel paranoid about OMOD/MODC’s computer system's banning Conductive World. Corporate computer systems do some funny things.

A somewhat different problem that may affect some more people is that Blogger’s own Comment system is rather too complicated for its own good. I know of at least two other people who were frustrated in trying to post a comment on Conductive World over the last few days, myself included.

Don’t be put off, have a go and as last resort write in like Mhari has done, particularly if you would like Conductive World to raise a wholly new topic:

Previous item and further information on this tax credit

Sutton, A. (2009) Possible tax break in Canada. Has anyone successfully used it? Conductive World, 8 January

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