Important 2016 Tax Information for Parents

It's that time of year again: Tax time. But did you know that, if you have a child taking lessons at Midtown Music School - or indeed, any music education program - you can qualify for a tax credit for the first half of 2016? Click through to learn all about this wonderful federal tax credit.

According to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency website, Line 370 on your tax form states:

You can claim to a maximum of $250 the fees paid in 2016 paid prior to June 30, 2016 relating to the cost of registration or membership of your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child in a prescribed program of artistic, cultural, recreational or developmental activity.

Midtown Music School qualifies for this tax credit under because our programs meet the requirements of the CRA, as a qualifying program must:

  • ·       be ongoing (a minimum of eight consecutive weeks long)
  • ·       be supervised
  • ·       be suitable for children

If you would like a copy of your payment records for 2016, please contact us and we will email you a copy for your accounting records. However, any fees paid after July 1, 2016 are not eligible for tax credit.

And finally, so we're clear: We're music teachers, not accountants. Please consult a trained, professional accountant if you need further clarification for your specific tax situation.

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