Form RC66 "Canada Child Benefits Application Includes Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Programs" - Canada

What Is Form RC66?

Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application, is used when the primary caregiver for a child is applying to take advantage of the benefits and credits Canada makes available as part of their benefits programs for children. This form is used by single parents or guardians of a child or a couple that is separated or divorced and has either a shared custody agreement or one parent agrees to be the primary caregiver.

Alternate Names:

  • Child Tax Benefit Application Form;
  • Child Tax Benefit Form.

This form is issued by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and was last updated on January 1, 2019. A fillable Child Tax Benefit Application Form is available for download below. A large-print version of this document can be found through this link.

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How to Fill Out a Child Tax Benefits Application Form?

To fill out Form RC66, Child Tax Benefits Application Form, you will need to include the following information:

  1. The primary caregiver's social insurance number, name, gender, birthdate, preferred language, and phone numbers.
  2. The full mailing and home address. This can include addresses in countries outside of Canada. You will also be asked if you have moved from a different province or territory recently and the date the move occurred.
  3. Select the applicable marriage status (married, common-law relationship, separated, or widowed) and the date your current relationship status began.
  4. Specify your Canadian citizenship status, if you have been a citizen for at least twelve months, and if your partner or spouse has also been a citizen for at least twelve months.
  5. If you are new to Canada or returning to the country, you will be asked to complete an additional form depending on the length of time you and your spouse or partner have been in Canada.
  6. Provide general information about each child, including their name, gender, birthdate, where they were born. You will also need to declare if the child lives in your household full-time or part-time.
  7. The final sections require your and your partner's signatures and dates of signing the form.

The last two pages contain helpful tips and a list of required documentation. Read through the provided instructions to determine if any additional forms will be needed in order to qualify as a benefits recipient. Once you have completed each section, you can find your correct mailing address for the application at the end of the document.

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Canada Child Benefits Application
includes federal, provincial, and territorial programs
Do you have to fill out this form?
Fill out this form to apply for all child benefit programs that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers, including the Canada child benefit and the goods
and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit. You can also use this form if you started a shared-custody situation for one or more children.
Do not fill out this form if you already applied using My Account on the CRA website or when you registered the birth of your newborn with your province or
territory (except Yukon and Nunavut).
Who should fill out this form?
The person who is primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child should apply (see "Primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the
child" on page 3).
When both a female and a male parent live in the same home as the child, the female parent is usually considered to be primarily responsible for the child and
should apply. However, if the male parent is primarily responsible, he should apply and attach a signed letter from the female parent stating that he is the parent
who is primarily responsible for all the children in the home.
For more information
For more information on the Canada child benefit, including eligibility requirements, go to canada.ca/cra-benefits, see Booklet T4114, Canada Child Benefit, or
call 1-800-387-1193. From outside Canada or the United States, call 1-613-940-8495. We accept collect calls by automated response.
To get our forms and publications, go to
canada.ca/cra-forms
or call 1-800-387-1193.
Step 1 – Your information
Social insurance number (SIN):
If you do not have a SIN, see Booklet T4114, Canada Child Benefit, under "How do you apply?".
First name:
Last name:
Gender:
Female
Male
Date of birth:
Year
Month Day
English
Français
Your language of correspondence:
Home:
Work:
Ext:
Cell:
Phone numbers:
Step 2 – Your address
Mailing address
Apt. No. – Street No., Street name, PO Box, RR:
City:
Province or territory (or country if outside Canada):
Postal or ZIP code:
Have you moved from a different province or
Yes
No
territory within the last 12 months?
If yes, enter the previous province or territory
Date:
and the date you moved:
Year
Month Day
Home address
Same as mailing address
Apt. No. – Street No., Street name, RR:
City:
Province or territory (or country if outside Canada):
Postal or ZIP code:
RC66 E (19)
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Canada Child Benefits Application
includes federal, provincial, and territorial programs
Do you have to fill out this form?
Fill out this form to apply for all child benefit programs that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers, including the Canada child benefit and the goods
and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit. You can also use this form if you started a shared-custody situation for one or more children.
Do not fill out this form if you already applied using My Account on the CRA website or when you registered the birth of your newborn with your province or
territory (except Yukon and Nunavut).
Who should fill out this form?
The person who is primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child should apply (see "Primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the
child" on page 3).
When both a female and a male parent live in the same home as the child, the female parent is usually considered to be primarily responsible for the child and
should apply. However, if the male parent is primarily responsible, he should apply and attach a signed letter from the female parent stating that he is the parent
who is primarily responsible for all the children in the home.
For more information
For more information on the Canada child benefit, including eligibility requirements, go to canada.ca/cra-benefits, see Booklet T4114, Canada Child Benefit, or
call 1-800-387-1193. From outside Canada or the United States, call 1-613-940-8495. We accept collect calls by automated response.
To get our forms and publications, go to
canada.ca/cra-forms
or call 1-800-387-1193.
Step 1 – Your information
Social insurance number (SIN):
If you do not have a SIN, see Booklet T4114, Canada Child Benefit, under "How do you apply?".
First name:
Last name:
Gender:
Female
Male
Date of birth:
Year
Month Day
English
Français
Your language of correspondence:
Home:
Work:
Ext:
Cell:
Phone numbers:
Step 2 – Your address
Mailing address
Apt. No. – Street No., Street name, PO Box, RR:
City:
Province or territory (or country if outside Canada):
Postal or ZIP code:
Have you moved from a different province or
Yes
No
territory within the last 12 months?
If yes, enter the previous province or territory
Date:
and the date you moved:
Year
Month Day
Home address
Same as mailing address
Apt. No. – Street No., Street name, RR:
City:
Province or territory (or country if outside Canada):
Postal or ZIP code:
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Step 3 – Your marital status
Select the box that applies to your current
Married – you are legally married to someone.
status (select only one box):
Living common-law – you are living in a conjugal relationship with someone to whom you are not
married and to whom at least one of the following situations applies. They:
• have been living with you for at least 12 continuous months. This includes any period you were
separated for less than 90 days because of a breakdown in your relationship
• are the parent of your child by birth or adoption
• have custody and control of your child (or had custody and control immediately before the child
turned 19 years of age) and your child is wholly dependent on that person for support
Separated – you have been living apart from your spouse or common-law partner because of a
breakdown in the relationship for a period of at least 90 days and you have not reconciled.
Once you have been separated for 90 days, the effective day of your separation is the date you started
living apart.
Divorced – you were married and are now legally divorced.
Widowed – your spouse or common-law partner is deceased.
Single – you are single and none of the above apply.
Enter the date the selected status began
(leave it blank if you have always been single):
Year
Month Day
If you selected married or living common-law, enter your spouse's or common-law partner's information:
Social insurance number (SIN):
If your spouse or common-law partner does not have a SIN, see Booklet T4114, Canada Child Benefit, under "How do you apply?".
First name:
Last name:
Gender:
Female
Male
Date of birth:
Year
Month Day
If your spouse's or common-law partner's address
is different from yours, enter it here; otherwise,
their address will be updated to match the address
indicated in Step 2.
Step 4 – Your citizenship status
You become a Canadian citizen when you are born in Canada or are granted Canadian citizenship by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Have you been a Canadian citizen for the last
Yes
No
12 months?
Has your spouse or common-law partner (if you
have one) been a Canadian citizen for the
Yes
No
last 12 months?
If you answered no to either of these questions, you have to fill out
Form RC66SCH, Status in Canada and Income
Information.
To get our forms and publications, go to canada.ca/cra-forms or call 1-800-387-1193.
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Step 5 – Newcomer or returning resident of Canada
Within the last 2 years, did you become a
newcomer to Canada or return after an absence
Yes
No
of at least 6 months?
Within the last 2 years, did your spouse or
common-law partner (if you have one) become a
newcomer to Canada or return after an absence
Yes
No
of at least 6 months?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, you have to fill out Form RC66SCH, Status in Canada and Income Information.
To get our forms and publications, go to canada.ca/cra-forms or call 1-800-387-1193.
Step 6 – Information about the child(ren)
If the child started living with you more than 11 months ago, you need to provide supporting documents. See "What do you need to attach to this form?" on
page 5.
Primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child
Being primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child means that you are responsible for such things as supervising the child's daily activities and
needs, making sure the child's medical needs are met, and arranging for child care, when necessary, when the child lives with you.
Shared custody
This normally happens after a separation or a divorce. We consider you to be in a shared-custody situation if the child lives part of the time with you and the rest
of the time with another individual at a different address on a more or less equal basis.
For more information on shared custody, see Booklet T4114, Canada Child Benefit, under "Do you share custody of a child?".
Do not give information about a child for whom you have already applied, unless the child left your care and has now returned, or the percentage of time the
child is in your care has changed.
Child 1 – Information
First name:
Last name:
Female
Male
Gender:
Date of birth:
Year
Month Day
City of birth:
Province or territory of birth
(or country if outside Canada):
You must be primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of this child when the child lives with you.
Does the child live with you all of the time?
Yes
No
If yes, enter the date the child started living
with you all of the time. If the child has lived
Since birth
or
with you since birth, tick the box:
Year
Month Day
Are you in a shared custody situation for
Yes
No
this child?
If yes, enter the date you started sharing
custody of the child:
Year
Month Day
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Child 2 – Information
First name:
Last name:
Female
Male
Gender:
Date of birth:
Year
Month Day
City of birth:
Province or territory of birth
(or country if outside Canada):
You must be primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of this child when the child lives with you.
Does the child live with you all of the time?
Yes
No
If yes, enter the date the child started living
with you all of the time. If the child has lived
Since birth
or
with you since birth, tick the box:
Year
Month Day
Are you in a shared custody situation for
Yes
No
this child?
If yes, enter the date you started sharing
custody of the child:
Year
Month Day
If you are applying for more than 2 children, you can use
Form RC66-1, Additional
Children. You can also attach a separate sheet of paper with the information
asked above.
Step 7 – Signature
I certify that the information given on this form and in any attached document is correct and complete. I understand that it is a serious offence to make a false
statement.
Your signature
Date:
Year
Month
Day
If your marital status is married or living common-law, your spouse or common-law partner also needs to sign below.
Spouse's or common-law
partner's signature
Date:
Year
Month
Day
Personal information (including the SIN) is collected for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of the Income Tax Act and related programs and activities including
administering tax, benefits, audit, compliance, and collection. The information collected may be used or disclosed for purposes of other federal acts that provide for the imposition
and collection of a tax or duty. It may also be disclosed to other federal, provincial, territorial or foreign government institutions to the extent authorized by law. Failure to provide this
information may result in interest payable, penalties or other actions. Under the Privacy Act, individuals have the right to access their personal information, request correction, or file
a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the handling of the individual's personal information. Refer to Personal Information Bank CRA PPU 063 on Info
Source at canada.ca/cra-info-source.
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What do you need to attach to this form?
You only have to attach documents to your application if you are in any of the situations mentioned below. However, we may ask you for photocopies of certain
documents at a later date. If the documents are not in English or French, you must provide a translation.
To get our forms and publications, go to canada.ca/cra-forms or call 1-800-387-1193.
If you are in the following situation:
You need to attach the following document(s) to your application:
Form RC66SCH, Status in Canada and Income Information
You answered "no" to either of these questions in Step 4:
• Have you been a Canadian citizen for the last 12 months?
• Has your spouse or common-law partner (if you have one) been a
Canadian citizen for the last 12 months?
Form RC66SCH, Status in Canada and Income Information
You answered "yes" to either of these questions in Step 5:
• Within the last 2 years, did you become a newcomer to Canada or return
after an absence of at least 6 months?
• Within the last 2 years, did your spouse or common-law partner (if you
have one) become a newcomer to Canada or return after an absence of at
least 6 months?
We have not paid benefits to anyone for this child and the child is in any of
A proof of birth for the child (see the list of acceptable documents below)
the following situations:
• one year of age or older
• was born outside of Canada
The child started living with you more than 11 months ago
Clear photocopies (including both sides of all pages) of all of the following
documents for the entire period:
• proof of birth for each child. See the list of acceptable documents
below
• proof that you resided in Canada (at least 3 documents). See the list of
acceptable documents below
• proof that you were the person who is primarily responsible for the care
and upbringing of the child (at least 3 documents). See the list of
acceptable documents on the next page
• proof of citizenship or immigration status in Canada for you and your
spouse or common-law partner (if you have one)
Form RC66-1, Additional Children, or attach a separate sheet of paper with
You are applying for more than 2 children
the information requested in Step 6
Examples of acceptable documents
As proof of birth, you have to provide a photocopy of one document with the child's first name, last name, and date of birth, such as:
• birth certificate or birth registration
• hospital record of birth or record of the physician, nurse, or midwife who attended the birth
• passport
• record of landing or confirmation of permanent residence issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
• citizenship certificate
• notice of decision or a temporary resident's permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
• certificate of Indian status card
• provincial identity card
As proof that you resided in Canada, you have to provide a photocopy of at least 3 documents, such as:
• lease agreement
• rent receipt
• household bill (gas, electricity, cable television, telephone)
• driver's license, vehicle registration, or car insurance
• membership in social or professional organizations
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