Tax Tips for Parents and Families

It's tax time again! Are you ready to file? Filing your taxes can seem complicated, but it doesn't have to be. There are many resources from both the Manitoba Government and Canada Revenue Agency that are designed to help you understand how to get the most out of your taxes. Did you know that there are ways that families can reduce their taxes? These include deductions for fitness activities, children with disabilities, child care, and even arts activities. Check these links for more information about filing your taxes in Manitoba.

The Manitoba Tax Assistance Office exists to inform and assist residents of Manitoba on the proper application of Manitoba income tax and tax credit programs.

Manitoba Tax Assistance Office
#809 - 386 Broadway
Winnipeg MB R3C 3R6
Winnipeg, call (204) 948-2115
Outside Winnipeg, call toll free 1-800-782-0771

Email: TAO@gov.mb.ca

Tax credit information for Manitoba Residents:

Manitoba Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate
Primary Caregiver Tax Credit
Education Property Tax Credit
Fertility Treatment Tax Credit
Manitoba’s Fitness Tax Credit (for children under 16 and young adults aged 16 through 24)
Manitoba Family Tax Benefit

Resources and information from Canada Revenue Agency and the Government of Canada

Learn about Taxes – This site from Canada Revenue Agency will also walk you through preparing a simple tax return.
Tax Savings – Working for You!
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
NETFILE - NETFILE is an electronic tax-filing option. This transmission service allows you to file your personal income tax and benefit return directly to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) using the Internet.
Adoption Expenses
Child Disability Benefit (CDB)
Children’s Arts Amount
Canada Child Tax Benefit
Interest Paid on Your Student Loans
Public Transit Amount
Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts
Volunteer Firefighters’ Amount