Tax data shows P.E.I. one of busiest baby-making provinces

Maureen Coulter
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A person’s taxes can indicate a lot about their life and claims for the child tax credit puts Prince Edward Island as the second busiest baby-making province in the country.

According to tax software company Turbo Tax Data, Nunavut is at the top of the list with 26.7 per cent of the population claiming child tax credits, P.E.I. is second with 23.8 per cent and Saskatchewan is third with 23.2 per cent.

The province with the least claimed child tax credit is Quebec at 5.1 per cent.

The data is based off 423,093 Canadians who’ve already filed their taxes this year as of March 31. In P.E.I., 1,784 people filed their tax return with Turbo Tax.

“For many Canadians that is the largest check they receive all year,” said Matthew Kanas, head of communications for Turbo Tax.

Turbo Tax data also showed more women than men have filed their taxes this year. The age group for people filing are millenials (born between early 1980-2000) at 40.7 per cent, generation x (born between early 1960 to mid 1970) at 32.5 per cent and the baby boomers (born between 1946-1965) at 20.4 per cent.

“These folks ‘the millenials’ are obviously learning there is a lot to gain from filing. There are a number of student credits you can take advantage of.”

Kanas encourages people to get their taxes done since the weather is only going to get nicer, he said.

“Spring is here, now is the best time to file. When those nice Saturdays and Sundays come you can enjoy them.”

Organizations: Turbo Tax Data

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Nunavut, Saskatchewan Quebec

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  • ruth taylor
    April 22, 2014 - 11:59

    Love the way Maureen Coulter writes. Where did she come from?

  • Perhaps squared
    April 16, 2014 - 09:10

    100% accurate.... Everyone is born a sexual being. But sometimes accidents or unexpected outcomes happen. Pei is the only place where women are denied their medical rights to decide if they want to become a parent---- at any age!

    • actually
      April 16, 2014 - 11:03

      I once asked an activist, who was trying to convince me to support an abortion clinic in Charlottetown, if such reproductive rights included the right to in vitro fertilization. Apparently it does not. The right to control her reproductive health is a one way street. You can "decide" to become a parent, but if you need help, then too bad. Reproductive rights activists don't care, it seems. They only care if you decide to NOT be a parent. So, the " right to choose" only extends so far, as the right to choose does not seem to obligate society to having the responsibility to help.

    • Yeah Right
      April 16, 2014 - 15:00

      "Everyone is born a sexual being. But sometimes accidents or unexpected outcomes happen" code for, it isn't my fault if my pants won't stay on. ;-)

  • if true
    April 16, 2014 - 08:50

    If this is true, it is probably because people can't afford to do anything else, & it keeps you warm doing it if you have the heat turned down in the house to save money for food.

  • Perhaps
    April 16, 2014 - 06:46

    Perhaps this is only because of the refusal to provide abortion services due to being so full of rural religious fundamentalists.

    • Don't assume
      April 16, 2014 - 15:45

      What a mean spirited comment and insult to all the parents who gave birth on PEI.

    • actually
      April 17, 2014 - 07:49

      As I pointed out, reproductive rights do not include a right to HAVE a child.

  • calling it like it is
    April 15, 2014 - 17:30

    This is nothing but a blatant product placement free advertisement by Intuit. What benefit does The Guardian or Transcontinental Media get from Intuit for publishing this story? I bet Intuit has never puchased a single column of ad space. Yet you give them a freebie! Way to go...