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In the recent Tax Court of Canada income tax case of April v The Queen the court allowed the taxpayer to deduct $7,000 in expenses paid to his 11 and 13 year old sons. The taxpayer testified as the exact duties performed by each son, including the number of hours worked. He also testified that he paid his sons in kind rather than by way of cheque.

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