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April 3, 2024

Manitoba Government Helping Families Grow with Doubled Fertility Treatment Tax Credit

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Budget 2024 to Lower Costs and Expand Fertility Supports

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As part of Budget 2024, the Manitoba government will double the annual Fertility Treatment Tax Credit to lower costs for Manitobans trying to become parents, Premier Wab Kinew and Health, Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Uzoma Asagwara announced today.  

“For families on a path to parenthood, cost can be a big barrier,” said Kinew. “Our budget makes fertility treatments and surrogacy more accessible and affordable because starting a family shouldn’t be dictated by how much money you make. This investment is just one way Budget 2024 lowers costs for people.” 

Changes set out yesterday in Budget 2024 will double the maximum yearly credit available under the Fertility Treatment Tax Credit to $16,000. More expenses will also become eligible including any money paid to surrogates and donors for medical expenses they have incurred, as well as payments to fertility clinics or donor banks. Manitobans will continue to be able to claim other costs like fees paid to fertility clinics and related prescription drugs. 

“Helping ease the financial costs of fertility treatment is one of the ways we can come together as one Manitoba and support each other,” said Asagwara. “This tax credit has helped thousands of people start or grow their families. Doubling it will only grow its impact and help move us forward in our mission to make sure that health care here in Manitoba is accessible to all.” 

“We are very excited to see the fertility tax credit expanded to a maximum refund up to $16,000,” said Dr. Gordon McTavish, medical director, Heartland Fertility Clinic. “This will help the many people struggling to start or expand their family goals. This makes Manitoba one of the most affordable provinces to receive assisted reproductive treatment.”  

To learn more about Budget 2024, visit  

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