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TrMama

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SimpleTax?
« on: March 08, 2018, 02:50:15 PM »
I started our return with SimpleTax this year. However, it's asking me for amounts spent on kids fitness and arts programs for the Children's Fitness and Arts credit. I thought the Fitness and Arts credit was no longer available for 2017?

I'm using the 2017 version of SimpleTax.

Should I be using a different program? I'm concerned the program may have other errors that I won't catch.

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »
I always use Simple Tax with no problem. With all the changes recently I wouldn't be that surprised there is an error.

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 05:40:44 PM »
I think some of the provinces still have fitness and art credits for the kids.

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 05:42:12 PM »
Manitoba still has this tax credit, not sure about other provinces.

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 08:58:20 PM »
I think some of the provinces still have fitness and art credits for the kids.

Aha! Turns out BC still has this for 2017. It phases out for 2018. Turns out it's not a bug in the program after all.

Thanks!

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 07:43:55 PM »
I'm glad it isn't a bug, because I love simpletax so much that I even pay them sometimes

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 07:51:11 PM »
Same here Elle.  I've used SimpleTax for two years now.  Donated $20 each year.  I think they offer a great product and if everyone who uses their service donates even a small amount, they should be around for many years to come.

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 12:48:53 PM »
Some provinces still have the Fitness and Arts credit. I had the same thought as you originally and reached out the SimpleTax on Twitter.

I've been using SimpleTax for many years now, love the product. Donate a small amount every year.

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Re: SimpleTax?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 01:15:07 PM »
I love simple tax, have been donating 20 bucks to keep it going. Super easy to use and if you have questions they are very helpful

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 05:04:42 PM »
I love SimpleTax and pay... they are a great service and I want to keep them around. Many T1 providers have free plans, but If you are self-employed or have rental income, you will pay -- usually starting at 60 or 80 bucks -- to file with those same companies. Only simple tax lets you do it all for a price you choose.