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Tax credit for childcare expenses

Revenu Québec

Applying for Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses

Clientele
Anyone who believes that he or she meets the eligibility requirements for the tax credit for childcare expenses.

Requirements
You are eligible for advance payments if, besides meeting the eligibility requirements for the tax credit for childcare expenses, you meet the following requirements:

  • You are (or are the spouse of) the biological or adoptive parent (legally or in fact) of a child living with you at the time of the application.
  • You are resident in Québec, and are
    • a Canadian citizen, or
    • a permanent resident, or
    • a person to whom Canada has granted asylum
  • You have a document from the childcare service provider confirming the childcare fees and the number of days for which service will be provided to the child during the tax year concerned.
  • You believe that for the tax year concerned, you will be entitled to a tax credit of more than $1000.

This condition does not apply if, for the same year, you are also entitled to a work premium or adapted work premium of more than $500.

Note
Even if both spouses believe they are entitled to claim the tax credit for the year, only one of them may apply for advance payments for the couple.

To apply for advance payments of the tax credit for childcare expenses, proceed in one of the following ways:

  • Use the online service Apply for Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses (requires My Account registration).
  • Fill out the form Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses: Application for Advance Payments 2017. Next,
  • Attach the form Childcare Expenses Qualifying for the Tax Credit: Fees and Number of Days of Care for 2017, duly completed by the childcare services provider, together with the documents required. Finally,
  • Mail to Revenu Québec.

It is important to notify Revenu Québec of any change in your situation in the course of the year, since it could affect the amount of the advance payments.

Note
You can follow the progress of your application by using the online service View Advance Payment Files: Work Premium or Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses (requires My Account registration).

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