Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses

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If you meet the requirements, you can 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. 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.

Use the online service in My Account for individuals for viewing tax credit for childcare expenses advance payment files to see the date and amount of the last payment and information about your application.


If your child no longer requires childcare services, let us know using the online service in My Account for changing advance payment information for the tax credit for childcare expenses.

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