Changes in the Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses in Respect of Expenses Incurred to Take Distance Courses
As announced by the Ministère des Finances, our interpretation of the expression “to attend a qualified educational institution” has changed for purposes of the tax credit for childcare expenses.
Courses offered by a qualified educational institution can now be taken at a distance without the need for physical presence or virtual presence at a fixed or interactive time with the professor or the class. However, virtual presence will remain mandatory for courses offered by a secondary school if physical presence is not required.
The change applies retroactively to January 1, 2020.