Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses

If you meet certain requirements, you may receive advance payments of the refundable tax credit for childcare expenses and not have to wait until you file your income tax return to claim the tax credit.

Advance payments are made on a monthly basis. You will receive your payment no later than the 15th of the month. These payments are made only by direct deposit.

The number of advance payments you receive in the year depends on the date we receive your application.

To receive the total amount in 12 payments, you must apply by December 1 of the year preceding the year covered by your application. If we receive your application after that date, the amount will be divided over the number of months remaining in the year after your application is processed.


Does your child no longer require childcare services? Use the new Change Advance Payment Information: Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses online service to inform us. To access this service, go to My Account for individuals.

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