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Manitoba Government increases fertility treatment tax credit

The Manitoba Government increases fertility treatment tax credit in the 2024 budget.
Premier Wab Kinew announce increase to fertility tax credit.

By: Winnipeg Tribune Staff Writer

Winnipeg, April 3, 2024 - Premier Wab Kinew and Health, Seniors, and Long-Term Care Minister Uzoma Asagwara of the NDP Government announced an increase to the Fertility Treatment Tax Credit in Budget 2024, aiming to alleviate financial burdens for Manitobans pursuing parenthood.

Kinew emphasized the obstacles faced by families in their journey to parenthood due to financial constraints. He highlighted the government's commitment to making fertility treatments and surrogacy more accessible and affordable, regardless of income, stating that "starting a family shouldn't be dictated by how much money you make."

The revisions outlined in Budget 2024 entail doubling the maximum yearly credit to $16,000. Additionally, more expenses will qualify, including payments to surrogates, donors for their medical expenses, fertility clinics, or donor banks. Manitobans can still claim other related costs such as clinic fees and prescription drugs.

Dr. Gordon McTavish, medical director of Heartland Fertility Clinic, lauded the initiative, expressing excitement over the expanded tax credit's potential to aid individuals striving to achieve their family goals. He noted that Manitoba's enhanced tax credit positions it as one of the most affordable provinces for assisted reproductive treatments.


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