Fitness Tax CreditStarting with the 2007 tax year, the Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible fitness expenses paid by parents to register a child in a prescribed program of physical activity.
The children's fitness tax credit lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in which the expenses are paid.
One hundred percent of CYS registration fees for 2007 are eligible for this program.
You will need to have a copy of your registration receipt for 2007 in order to file your claim. This is a pink copy for those who registered in the office and an online print-out for those who registered online.
If you have misplaced your receipt, the CYS office will issue a new one for an administration fee of $10.
For more information on this program please visit the Canada Revenue Agency's website at