Tax deadline looms: Which credits have changed?
If you’re rushing to finish your taxes before the deadline, then you’ll want to be aware of some of the tax credit changes in Canada for 2017. One change is that the children’s fitness and arts programs are no longer available. There are also changes to how and when you can claim some of the costs for fertility-related expenses. Previously, it was only for those that had a medical condition, but that’s changed. As of January 1, 2017, the textbook credit has been eliminated. There are also changes to public transit, disability credit and caregivers to name a few.