One-Time Enhanced July 2020 Payment for the Climate Action Tax Credit

Last Updated: May 21, 2020

The Federal government announced benefit payments will continue for an additional three months for those who are not able to file their 2019 income tax returns on time. For details see the News Release.

This will also apply to the enhanced B.C. climate action tax credit payment for July 2020.

As part of B.C.'s COVID-19 Action Plan, the B.C. government announced a one-time enhanced B.C. climate action tax credit payment for July 2020.

If you’re eligible for the B.C. climate action tax credit, you’ll be eligible for the one-time enhanced July 2020 payment.

The one-time enhanced July 2020 payment also has an increased income threshold amount before the tax credit is reduced to zero. If you weren’t previously eligible for the tax credit due to your income, you may be eligible for this one-time enhanced payment.

You do not need to apply for the one-time enhanced July 2020 payment. You only need to file your income tax return for 2019 and the CRA will determine your eligibility and advise you if you’re eligible to receive the payment. See claiming the climate action tax credit for more information on completing your return.

One-Time Enhanced Payment Amount

The payments made in July 2020, October 2020, January 2021 and April 2021 are based on your adjusted family net income for the 2019 tax year.

The one-time enhanced July 2020 payment is:

  • Up to $218, an increase of up to $174.50 from the regular tax credit amount, for you, your spouse or common-law partner, or your first child in a single parent family

  • Up to $64, an increase of up to $51.25 from the regular tax credit amount, for each additional child

This means the maximum annual climate action tax credit payment amounts for the July 2020 to June 2021 benefit year are:

  • Up to $348.50 each for you, your spouse or common-law partner, or your first child in a single parent family

  • Up to $102.25, for each additional child

The enhanced payment will be made in July 2020 combined with the federal goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit.

Income Threshold Amount

July 2020 Payment

The following table shows the income threshold amount and the income amount where the credit is reduced to zero for your one-time enhanced July 2020 payment for some common family configurations.

For income threshold amounts for October 2020, January 2021 and April 2021 quarterly payments, refer to the next table.

Income Threshold Amount for the One-Time Enhanced July 2020 Payment

 

Adjusted Family Net Income Threshold Amount

Reduced Credit if Adjusted Family Net Income is Between

Adjusted Family Net Income Where Credit is Reduced to Zero

Single

$35,748

$35,748 and $79,348

$79,348 or more

Married or common-law with no children

$41,706

$41,706 and $128,906

$128,906 or more

Married or common-law with one child

$41,706

$41,706 and $141,706

$141,706 or more

Married or common-law with two children

$41,706

$41,706 and $154,506

$154,506 or more

Married or common-law with three children

$41,706

$41,706 and $167,306

$167,306 or more

Single parent with one child

$41,706

$41,706 and $128,906

$128,906 or more

Single parent with two children

$41,706

$41,706 and $141,706

$141,706 or more

Single parent with three children

$41,706

$41,706 and $154,506

$154,506 or more

October 2020, January 2021 and April 2021 Payments

The following table shows the income threshold amount and the income amount where the credit is reduced to zero for your October 2020, January 2021 and April 2021 payments for some common family configurations.

Income Threshold Amount for October 2020, January 2021 and April 2021 Quarterly Payments

 

Adjusted Family Net Income Threshold Amount

Reduced Credit if Adjusted Family Net Income is Between

Adjusted Family Net Income Where Credit is Reduced to Zero

Single

$35,748

$35,748 and $44,448

$44,448 or more

Married or common-law with no children

$41,706

$41,706 and $59,106

$59,106 or more

Married or common-law with one child

$41,706

$41,706 and $61,656

$61,656 or more

Married or common-law with two children

$41,706

$41,706 and $64,206

$64,206 or more

Married or common-law with three children

$41,706

$41,706 and $66,756

$66,756 or more

Single parent with one child

$41,706

$41,706 and $59,106

$59,106 or more

Single parent with two children

$41,706

$41,706 and $61,656

$61,656 or more

Single parent with three children

$41,706

$41,706 and $64,206

$64,206 or more