Canada’s Pro Deposit 2023: Everything you need to know

The term "Pro Deposit" might be the term you might have heard many times. You have received a child and family benefit payment from your province through the Canada Revenue Agency if you have a Canada PRO deposit in your bank account.

Certain Canadians who reside in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario get these payments from the CRA, frequently via direct deposit. Your eligibility is based on your financial situation and place of residence.

Canada PRO: What is it?

If you live in Ontario, the Canada PRO deposit you received is probably an Ontario Trillium Benefit, which may qualify you for one of the following three tax credits:

  1. Credit for Northern Ontario Energy
  2. Ontario Property Tax Credit and Energy Credit
  3. Credit for Ontario Sales Tax
  4. Canada PRO payments are very certainly associated with the Alberta Child and Family Benefit if you live in Alberta (ACFB).

This benefit combines the Alberta Child Benefit and the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit, two different social assistance programmes.

The Canada Revenue Agency oversees the Ontario Trillium Benefit and the Alberta Child and Family Benefit programmes (CRA).

What's the process for a Canada PRO deposit?

Canada PRO is a government initiative that assists in allocating tax credits and benefit programme funds to people in Ontario and Alberta who qualify. On behalf of those provinces, the CRA makes PRO deposits.

To qualify for benefits from these yearly entitlement programmes, you must fulfill specific income and residence requirements. Benefits are not taxed and can be given out either monthly or all at once.

Who Qualifies for the Canada Pro Deposit?

The Canada Pro Deposit may not be available to all bank accounts. However, if you live in Ontario or Alberta and are eligible for at least one of the following tax credits, you may anticipate receiving the Canada pro deposit.

  1. Ontario Property Tax Credit and Energy Credit (OEPTC)
  2. Northern Ontario Energy (NOEC)
  3. Alberta Child and Family Benefits(ACFB).
  4. Alberta Child and Family Benefits(ACFB).

If you are eligible for any or all of these advantages, deposits marked "Canada PRO Deposit" will be sent to you.

Credit for Northern Ontario Energy

Those in Ontario who spend more on energy are eligible for this benefit. The number of people living in the home determines how much is given. A single person will earn $158, and households with more than one person will receive $243.

When filing your taxes, you must apply and include information about your rent, property taxes, and energy costs in order to be eligible for this benefit. You also need to fulfill the following requirements:

The age of majority is 18 years old.

Have you have had a spouse or common-law partner in the past

a parent who now or in the past shared a home with your child

Additionally, you must have complied with at least one of the requirements listed below in the prior year:

  1. paid your primary residence's rent or taxes.
  2. own a home and paid for your energy expenditures while residing on a reserve in Northern Ontario (i.e. electricity, heat)
  3. lived in a long-term care facility in Northern Ontario and contributed to the cost of your housing

Your tax returns will be reviewed when you complete them and submit the necessary paperwork, and you will then begin receiving benefits. This might take several months.

Ontario Property Tax Credit and Energy Credit

The purpose of this programme is to assist low- to moderate-income residents of Ontario with their property taxes and energy sales taxes. You submit an application for this programme when you file your tax return, just as you do for the Northern Ontario Energy Credit. Then you may choose whether you wish to continue making monthly payments or receive your annual cash in a single sum.

Between the ages of 18 and 64, you are eligible to receive up to $1,095 annually through the Ontario Trillium Benefit's energy and property tax components. Over-65s may receive up to $1,247. They receive $243 if they reside in long-term care facilities or on a reservation.

Eligibility for Alberta Canada PRO Deposit

The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for the ACFB:

  1. Having an income that is below the standards set forth since the programme is intended for low-income households.
  2. having Alberta residency and filing taxes
  3. having children who are younger than 18

Dates for Canada PRO Deposit

The yearly sum for the Ontario Trillium Benefit is normally divided by 12, and payments are made on a monthly basis. If you owe more than $360, on the other hand, you can decide whether to get your money in monthly installments beginning in July or as a single payment in June. Anything less is paid in a single installment in July.

If you decide on monthly installments, payment usually happens on the tenth of each month. You can anticipate payment in these months and dates: 

  • January 10, 2023
  • February 10, 2023
  • March 10, 2023
  • April 7, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • June 9, 2023
  • July 10, 2023
  • August 10, 2023
  • September 8, 2023
  • October 10, 2023
  • November 10, 2023
  • December 8, 2023

Canadian PRO Deposit: Is it Taxable?

Canada PRO deposit is not taxable. Both ACFB and OTB are tax-free. As a result, you won't be required to pay taxes on a Canada PRO Deposit that is connected to one of the two payments.

Conclusion 

The Canada Pro Deposit is a great addition to your income and might increase your investment and savings. A Canadian Pro Deposit is most likely an acceptable amount to suggest. If you put your money in the right asset and wait for it to mature, even a tiny investment may grow in value.

Written By:
Salman Rundhawa
Salman Rundhawa is the founder of Filing Taxes. Salman provides valuable tax planning, accounting, and income tax preparation services in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Hamilton.

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