March 16, 2023
• Added Alberta “Request for Financial Information” and updated “Notice to Attend Family Docket”.
• Flow lawyer contact information to Alberta court forms.
February 16, 2023
Summary of Changes:
This version of ChildView® includes all the 2023 tax benefit numbers that are known at this time, as well as a number of program additions and enhancements as detailed below.
1. In this release, forty-seven (47) family law forms for Manitoba have been included in the court forms module. This module allows you to generate forms that are populated by your ChildView® input and calculated results. This powerful tool incorporates the flexibility of the Word format for editing. The court forms module also currently includes one hundred and twenty five (125) Alberta forms and forty-one (41) Saskatchewan forms. More court forms for other provinces will be added in subsequent releases.
2. A video tutorial on using the “Court Forms & Schedules” module as been added to ChildView® and may be accessed directly from the court forms window or from either main screen tutorial buttons.
3. Also in this version, ChildView® now gives you the ability to add your own agreements and other documents into the list of forms that may be accessed through your ChildView® software and to insert fields to populate these documents from information in your ChildView® data file. Please see the detailed instructions in the “Help” file on how to use this feature.
4. To accommodate the information flow-through to various court forms, the self-employment income input has been expanded to identify the source of self-employment: business, professional, commission, or farming. Due to the special EI rules, fishing income was already a separate input.
5. The ‘Help” file has been updated for the 2023 tax disclosure and two new topics have been added:
a. detailed instructions on using the Court Forms & Schedules module, and
b. information on the Alberta AISH program – a social assistance program for persons with disabilities.
6. A new report, Schedule L, has been added to the “Spousal Support Analyzer” to provide the detailed calculation of the net spousal support paid or received at any given level. Once the range is calculated, simply double click on any line in the grid. From the pop up menu, choose the report you wish to see.
7. The “Find” feature on the Long Form Income screens has been replaced with the same “Search” function found in the “Court Forms & Schedules” module. This function is now accessible at the top of the Long Form Income window and was a last minute addition to the previous version of ChildView®.
Income Tax Changes:
1. The 2023 income tax and government benefits numbers, as known or may be estimated at this time, have been included in this version of ChildView®
2. Per Bill C-30, which received royal assent October 18, 2022, the one-time federal GST Tax credit enhancement for October 2022 has been included in this release.
3. Information on the federal Dental Benefit, which received royal assent November 17, 2022, and its treatment for child support calculations, has been added to the “Help” file for the “Heath Related Expenses” category of section 7 expenses. This two year initiative provides a reimbursement of up to $650 in dental expenses for children under age 12, where the family does not have any private insurance plan.
Province Specific Changes
⦁ In November 2022, Alberta retroactively reinstated the indexation of the tax numbers for 2022 and the 2022 numbers and calculations have been updated accordingly. The indexation rate is 1.023% for 2022 and 1.060% for 2023.
⦁ Per Bill 2, which received royal assent December 15, 2022, the Alberta Child and Family Benefit has been increased by approximately 6% effective July 1, 2023. It is to be indexed to inflation starting July 1, 2024.
⦁ Per Bill 2, as well, the inflation relief for families and seniors with incomes less than $180,000 has been included in this version of ChildView®. Amounts will be $100 per months from January to June 2023 for each child under 18 and seniors age 65 and older. Parents will receive $50 per month for the six month period for shared children.
⦁ The addition of Red Deer as a metropolitan area for purposes of the federal Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP) benefit is included in this version. Residents in this region will no longer receive the 10% rural enhancement for this benefit.
⦁ A Private Member’s Bill has received royal assent on December 15, 2022 proposing to increase Alberta’s provincial rate for the first $200 of charitable donations from 10% to 60%. This will come into force upon proclamation and be included in the program at that time.
⦁ The one-time enhancement, named the BC Affordability Credit, to the BC climate action tax credit for October 2022 and January 2023 has been included in this release. This enhancement is $164 for the party, their spouse or the first child in a single parent family, and $41 for each additional child. Since the calculation of the income claw back has not been changed, more families qualify for the October and January payments.
⦁ The one-time enhancement to the BC Family Benefit (formerly called the BC Child Opportunity Benefit) for the months of January, February and March 2023, has been included in this version. The enhancement provides up to $175 in total per child for the first quarter of 2023.
⦁ Per Bill 45, which received royal assent November 3, 2022, the 2022 affordability tax credit has been included in this version. For eligible individuals with adjusted income of less than $175,000, this refundable credit provides $250 for the first qualified dependent and $200 for each additional qualified dependent. The bill also includes a refundable tax credit of $300 for eligible seniors with family net income of less than $40,000.
⦁ January 26 2023, Manitoba announced they are implementing a Carbon Tax Relief Fund which will provide $225 per single person and $375 per couple with the lower income earner receiving the payment. Family net income must be less than $175,000 based on the 2021 income tax return. While the amounts started being paid in January 2023, these are advance payments of a refundable tax. This refundable tax will be automatically calculated in ChildView®and shown as part of the tax number on the Schedule D Cash Projection and on the tax detail reports at line 47900. If the 2021 base taxation year net income in the AFNI window has been changed from the current year’s entries, the 2021 base taxation year net income will be used in the calculation.
Newfoundland and Labrador
⦁ As of 2023, Newfoundland and Labrador will be subject to the federal climate back stop program. Beginning July 1, 2023 residents will receive the federal Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP). Quarterly payments for July and October 2022 and January 2023 will be $164 for the first adult, $82 for the spouse or AED child, and $41 for each child (excluding an AED child). There is a 10% rural supplement for those outside the designated metropolitan area of St. John’s. This has been added to the benefits calculations in ChildView®
⦁ Per Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 81/22, a one-time 2022 cost of living payment of $500 was made to eligible individuals, age 18 or older with adjusted income less than $100,000. Partial payments were made to those with adjusted income between $100,000 and $125,000. Payments were sent automatically to those who qualify. This one-time benefit has been added to the 2022 calculations.
⦁ Per Bill 10, which received royal assent December 16, 2022, beginning with the 2023 tax year, New Brunswick’s personal tax rates and brackets have changed as follows:
⦁ the tax rate on the second income bracket has been reduced to 14% from 14.82%,
⦁ the tax rate on the third income bracket has been reduced to 16% from 16.52%
⦁ the fourth bracket has been eliminated by taxing it at the same rate as the third bracket, and
⦁ the tax rate on the highest bracket has been reduced to 19.5% from 20.3%.
These changes have been included in this version.
⦁ Due to changes to the federal carbon tax mandate, the Northwest Territories are required to change the way in which they are providing rebates for the carbon tax. Per a government proposal announced October 31, 2022, it has been suggested that the territories government may increase the Cost of Living Offset (COLO) by adding an additional $135 over the calculated carbon rebate beginning in April 2023 if changes to their carbon tax system are passed. This increase has tentatively been included in this version of ChildView®, but will be revisited when the territories government makes a final decision, as the proposal is very controversial due to the inequities it creates among the people.
⦁ As of 2023, Nova Scotia will be subject to the federal climate back stop program. Beginning July 1, 2023 residents will receive the federal Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP). Quarterly payments for July and October 2022 and January 2023 will be $124 for the first adult, $62 for the spouse or AED child, and $31 for each child (excluding an AED child). There is a 10% rural supplement for those outside the designated metropolitan area of Halifax. This has been added to the benefits calculations in ChildView®
Prince Edward Island
⦁ Per Bill 63, which received royal assent May 6, 2022, the basic personal exemption has increased by $750 to $12,000 effective January 2023. The bill also increased the AED and spousal credits by $637 to $10,192 each.
⦁ As of 2023, PEI will be subject to the federal climate back stop program. Beginning July 1, 2023, residents will receive the federal Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP). Quarterly payments for July and October 2022 and January 2023 will be $120 for the first adult, $60 for the spouse or AED child, and $30 for each child (excluding an AED child). All residents of PEI are eligible for the 10% rural supplement, so it is already included in the quarterly amount. This has been added to the benefits calculations in ChildView®.
⦁ Per Bill 85, which received royal assent December 1, 2022, a one-time inflationary support payment of up to $500 was included in the January PEI Sales Tax Credit. Prorated amounts will be paid to single individuals with net income between $100,000 and $125,000 and single parents and couples with combined net incomes between $100,000 and $145,000. This is included in ChildView®’s calculations.
⦁ Saskatchewan’s one-time “Affordability Tax Credit” (SATC) has been included in this version. It is a fall 2022 one-time payment of $500 to every Saskatchewan adult who was 18 or over on December 31, 2022 and who filed a 2021 personal tax return.
⦁ Per Bill 2, which received royal assent December 10, 2020, the “other than eligible dividends” (small business dividends) tax credit was to increase each year starting in 2021 and the rates for the years 2020 through to 2024 were set. Per Bill 89, which received royal assent November 14, 2022, the rate increases were delayed by one year beginning with the dividend rate for 2022. For 2022 the rate has been reduced from 2.105% to 1.695% and the increase to 2.105% is happening for 2023. Subsequently, the rate will increase to 2.938% for 2024 and 3.362% for 2025. The 2022 and 2023 rates have been updated in this version.
- Download the latest software update if running 2022.1.2 or higher from the link below.
Click to download the software update version 2023.1.0 that includes March 16, 2023 court forms update
Click to download the software update version 2023.1.0 that includes March 16, 2023 court forms update(Alternative Link)
- Please download the full version 2023.1.0 from the link below.
Click to download the full version.