Child Care Expenses Deduction

 Childcare expenses are amounts paid to have someone look after an eligible child so that you or the other person could do one of the following:

  • Earn income from employment
  • Carry on a business either alone or as an active partner
  • Attend school under the conditions identified under Educational program
  • Carry on research or similar work, for which you or the other person received a grant

Childcare expenses can be claimed for the purposes of earning a living or going to school. This will, in turn, reduce your income and therefore the amount of taxes you must pay will be lowered. Each child for whom you claim expenses on your tax forms must meet the Canadian Revenue Agency’s eligibility requirements.

Please visit Child Care Expenses Deduction for an overview on how much you can receive, eligibility, eligible expenses, how to make a claim and contact the Canada Revenue Agency.