Important Tax Information for Parents

It's that time of year again: Tax time. But did you know that, if you have a child taking lessons at Midtown Music School - or indeed, any music education program - you can qualify for a tax credit? Click through to learn all about this wonderful federal tax credit.

According to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency website, Line 370 on your tax form states:

You can claim to a maximum of $500 the fees paid in 2011 relating to the cost of registration or membership of your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child in a prescribed program of artistic, cultural, recreational or developmental activity.

Midtown Music School qualifies for this tax credit under because our programs meet the requirements of the CRA, as a qualifying program must:

  • ·       be ongoing (a minimum of eight consecutive weeks long)
  • ·       be supervised
  • ·       be suitable for children

If you would like a copy of your payment records for 2011, please contact us and we will email you a copy for your accounting records.

And finally, so we're clear: We're music teachers, not accountants. Please consult a trained, professional accountant if you need further clarification for your specific tax situation.

New & notable

What's new

MTMS Online Recital June 2020

Even though we can't be together, we can still share our amazing achievements! Thanks to everyone participating in our first-ever online recital. We will be adding to this page as we get more recordings.

William

MTMS Online Summer Choir Program

When: June 29-August 21
Cost: $250 per child
Where: Your living room!

Like you, most (if not all!) of our summer camps and programs have been cancelled. We’re here to help!