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Subsidized Childcare – 50% Reduction of the Additional Contribution for a Second Child

In the Budget Speech tabled on March 17, 2016, the Minister of Finance of Québec announced that the additional contribution for a second child receiving subsidized childcare would be reduced by 50% retroactively to 2015.

Revenu Québec will correct the 2015 income tax return of parents impacted by the reduction, so that they see the benefits of the reduction more quickly.

This means that parents must file their income tax returns—and Schedule I—as is, without changing the way they calculate the amount of the additional contribution.

Given that paying childcare expenses (including the additional contribution) entitles parents to the Child Care Expenses Deduction in the federal income tax return, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will also take the reduction into account when processing the 2015 federal return.

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