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.”