On March 1, 2021, Alberta opened applications for the Working Parents Benefit. This one-time payment of $561 applies to working parents who need and have paid for child care so they can continue working during the pandemic.
This benefit reduces child care expenses paid on the 2020 tax return. If your client receives this benefit, you must subtract the amount received from the total eligible child care expenses at line 67950 on form T778 of the client’s 2020 tax return. A section appears for residents of Alberta on form T778 to allow you to claim the amount.
You may be eligible to apply if: