Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses
The tax credit for childcare expenses is one of the tax measures intended for families. The tax credit rate is based on your family income, that is, your income plus that of your spouse (if applicable).
To claim the tax credit, you must:
- meet the eligibility requirements
- file your income tax return and complete Schedule C
Do not send us your RL-24 slip or the receipts issued by the person who provided the childcare services, but keep them in case we ask for them.
If childcare expenses were paid to an individual who is not required to provide you with an RL-24 slip, his or her social insurance number, address, signature and relationship to you (if applicable) must be shown on the receipt.
If your child has stopped going to daycare, let us know using the online service in My Account for individuals for changing advance payment information for the tax credit for childcare expenses.