I signed my child up for a hockey day camp for a week. Is this a childcare expense or a fitness activity?
If the camp has a wide range of activities and is basically acting as your babysitter for the week, then it is most likely a childcare expense. If the camp is five consecutive days and focused on one sport like hockey, it can qualify for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit. You can only claim the expense once. If it satisfies the childcare requirements first then you must claim it as childcare, which usually results in the largest tax savings anyway. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit has a maximum claim of $1,000 per child.
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