Claiming the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses
To claim the tax credit for childcare expenses, you can either complete Schedule C of the income tax return or apply for advance payments.
If you claim the tax credit when you are filing your income tax return, refer to the guide to the income tax return (TP-1.G-V) 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.
Note that, beginning in 2022, receipts for childcare services will no longer be accepted (this does not apply if, for example, your childcare provider is outside Québec). Your childcare provider must give you an RL-24 slip to keep as proof that you paid the expenses.
Before applying for advance payments of the tax credit, you must determine if you are entitled to receive them. For more information, click Advance Payments of the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses.