Can you claim payroll service expenses as childcare expense?
We had twins born last year so this is my first year claiming Childcare expenses.
We have hired a live-out part time Nanny and we pay for a payroll service that manages her pay for us. As such she's been issued a T4, and I have received a copy of her T4 as well as a T4 summary.
I understand that I can claim her gross pay plus all of the employer paid top ups we've paid to the source deductions (not sure if I'm saying that right). I understand that her T4 and the T4 summary I've received are my backup for this portion of the claim.
I am wondering if I can also claim the fees paid to the payroll service to manage our nanny's payroll? I have a monthly invoice for this service.
I don't think there's any other expenses I haven't thought of that would apply to me.
As we started childcare later in the year we have not hit the claim limit with her gross salary + employer contributions so looking to make sure I can maximize our returns.
Thanks in advance for any assistance