Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses
To be entitled to advance payments of the tax credit for childcare expenses, an individual must
The latter condition does not apply if the individual is also entitled to a work premium of more than $500 for that same year. 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, an individual must
It is also possible to apply for advance payments by using the online service Apply for Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses.
It is important for the individual to notify Revenu Québec of any change in his or her situation occurring during the year that could affect the amount of the advance payments.
No later than October 15 of the year for which the individual is applying for advance payments.
The amount to which the individual is entitled is determined by Revenu Québec. Advance payments are made on a monthly basis. The individual will receive the payment no later than the 15th of the month. The number of advance payments during the year depends on the date the application is received. The amount will be divided over the number of months remaining in the year after the application is processed. As a rule, Revenu Québec determines the amount of the advance payments to which the individual may be entitled within 45 days of receiving the application.
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