Published: April 10, 2020
Last Updated: January 13, 2022
The Canadian Income Tax Act was amended effective April 1997 so that child support payments are no longer deductible to the payer or taxable to the recipient. While payments made under a written agreement or court order made before May 1997 are subject to the old rules (deductible to the payor and taxable to the recipient), any change to that agreement or court order will mean that the new rules apply.
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