I had a period with double child care payments when we had to find a new provider. can I claim child care payments for notice periods?


There is a maximum amount you can claim for child care expenses, therefore not sure if you would fall into the category of maximum amount during notice periods. 

Please review the link below from the CRA on maximum deductions:

What is the maximum deduction?


Also (if needed) here is more information on how much you can claim and how to enter them into TurboTax:

How much can I claim for child care expenses?

The annual child care expense amount maximum is determined by the child’s age and physical and mental condition.

For tax year 2015 and later, the annual maximum for a child who does not qualify for the disability tax credit is:

  • Children born in 2012 or later: $8,000 per eligible child
  • Children born in 2002 to 2011: $5,000 per eligible child
  • Children born in 2001 or earlier and with a physical or mental infirmity but who do not qualify for the disability tax credit: $5,000 per eligible child

For a child who qualifies for the disability tax credit, the annual maximum is:

  • $11,000 for a child of any age

Additional credits for Quebec

Québec offers an additional tax credit for child care expenses if you meet the eligibility requirements. This is a refundable tax credit that is calculated by multiplying the value of your eligible expenses by the tax credit rate that corresponds to your family income.

The maximum amounts you can claim are:

  • For children with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions: $13,000 per child
  • For other children, who were born after December 31, 2011: $9,500 per child
  • For other children, who were born after December 31, 2001, or who have a disability: $5,000

Note: You can only claim one amount for each child, even if that child falls into more than one category.

For more information on qualifying expenses, please visit the Revenu Québec website. You can also find a list of non-qualifying expenses on their site.


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How do I enter child care expenses in TurboTax?

Before entering your child care expense amounts, you need to enter some basic info about your dependants.

Once you’ve entered your dependants:

  1. In the upper-right corner of your screen, select Find*.
  2. In the Find window, type “Child care expenses,” select it from the list and then select Go.
  3. Answer Yes to the question Did you pay for child care? and then follow the steps to enter your child care expenses.

*If you don’t see the Find button, you may not have completed the Setting Up/Introduction section of your return. Continue through the Setting Up section until the Find button appears.

Note for Quebec: If applicable, TurboTax will prompt you to claim the additional provincial tax credit for child care expenses.


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