EFFECTIVE 2017: BC Children's Arts & Fitness Taxes Eliminated

Just a heads up to all families, as this relates to piano and music lessons:

For the past several years, BC has had a Children's Arts & Fitness Tax Credit of $1000 per child, however for the tax year of 2015 onwards, this has been reduced to $500.

Effective 2017, the BC Children's Arts & Fitness Tax Credit will be phased out completely. 

This may seem like a complete outrage, but remember that this year there was the increase in the Child and Family Benefits via Justin Trudeau's Canada's Child Benefit plan.