Précis: Ms. Groves and her former spouse had joint custody of the two children of the marriage. They separated in 2011 and under the original Separation Agreement she was to pay child support to her former spouse. Under an amended Separation Agreement executed in 2015 they were each to pay child support. Ms. Groves claimed the Canada Child Tax Benefit in 2014 in respect of one child. CRA denied the claim and Ms. Groves appealed to the Tax Court. The Court held that the case law was clear that where only one parent pays child support the parent paying support is not entitled to the Tax Benefit. Thus the appeal was dismissed. There was no order as to costs since this was an informal procedure appeal.
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