You’ll receive a Relevé 24 (RL-24) slip from your childcare service provider showing the total amount paid for childcare expenses during the year. As long as they offer childcare services, eligible providers can include:
- Daycare centres
- Boarding schools
- Overnight camps
- Day camps or
- Nursery schools
- Don't forget to enter information about your dependant(s) for whom you received the RL-24 slip(s)!
If the childcare expenses you’re claiming were paid to an individual who isn’t required to issue an RL-24 slip, make sure you get their name, address, and SIN when getting a receipt. Keep this information with your receipt in case Revenu Québec asks to see it.
- While you have to report all the information found on your RL-24 slip(s), it’s important to remember that some expenses, like those shown in box D, don’t qualify for the tax credit.
- H&R Block’s tax software will transfer the amounts you enter from your paper RL-24 slip onto the Schedule C: Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses to automatically calculate your provincial credits.
- To claim the federal childcare expenses deduction, you’ll need to enter amounts from your RL-24 slip into the T778: Child Care Expenses page. For certain childcare expenses, your RL-24 slip might include a note specifying the amount that can be used to claim the federal deduction. If that’s the case, enter this amount on your T778 page; otherwise, enter the amount shown in box C of your slip. You can find the T778 page by clicking your child’s name in the left-hand navigation panel.
Am I eligible?
In addition to receiving an RL-24 slip from your childcare provider, you must also meet the eligibility requirements outlined by Revenu Québec in order to claim the tax credit for childcare expenses.
Where do I claim this?
Before you begin, make sure that you’ve told us:
- that you lived in QUÉBEC on December 31st, 2016
- about your dependant(s) for whom you’ll be claiming childcare expenses
- On the QUICK ENTRY tab, click the QUICK SLIP icon. You will find yourself here:
- Type RL-24 or relevé 24 in the search field and either click the highlighted selection or press Enter to continue.
- When you arrive at the page for your RL-24 slip, enter your information into the tax software.