Changes During the Year: Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses

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Any change in your or a family member's situation could affect the amount of your advance payments of the tax credit for childcare expenses.

You must inform us promptly if you no longer meet the eligibility requirements (for example, you no longer have custody of a child or you lost your job).

You must also inform us if:

  • You have a new spouse or ended your marital relationship.
  • Your income was different than expected.
  • Your child began kindergarten or is now in subsidized daycare.
  • Your child began attending a new unsubsidized daycare.
  • The daycare terms changed (e.g. rate or number of days).

There are two ways you can inform us of a change after filing an application for advance payments of the tax credit for childcare expenses for a given year.

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The easiest, fastest and greenest way to inform us of any change is by using the service in My Account for individuals

By mail

Complete and mail us form TPZ-1029.8.F.C-V, Notice of Change in Situation: Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses.

You must file your application online or mail it by November 15 of the current year.

You may need to enclose form TPZ-1029.8.F.A-V, Childcare Expenses Qualifying for the Tax Credit: Fees and Number of Days of Care (or any other document providing the same information).


You may be required to pay back your advance payments of this tax credit if you no longer meet the requirements for claiming the tax credit for childcare expenses or if your situation changed in the course of the year. Moreover, if you received advance payments during the year but no longer reside in Québec at the end of the year (on December 31), you still have to file an income tax return.

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