Child lives part time with both parents. Can the parent that earns money collect the WITB?

Parents have a child and share custody. Can the parent that is working claim the Working income tax benefit?


That is a good question. I would have thought that the parent who claims the ' eligible dependent' amount on line 305 of schedule 1 would be the only parent to claim the WITB.  However, the CRA's own definition seems to indicate otherwise.  ( see attached) Mind you, I would still call the CRA to confirm that the WITB criteria for eligible dependent is in fact completely independent of the criteria for the Schedule 5, eligible dependent.  Despite what their own instructions indicate, it seems unlikely.

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