Opting for a private daycare for one's child is not as expensive as it seems. A large portion of the daycare fees can be reimboursed by the government as a refundable tax credit. In some cases, the provincial and federal reimboursement combined cover up to 99% of the daycare fees!

To learn more about the net cost of daycare based on your particular situation and family income, we invite you to call Revenu Québec at 514-864-6299 — they will be able to properly assess your situation and provide you with real numbers.

The following tables illustrate the net cost of daycare.

Pre-School Nursery
Annual Family Income Cost / Day Provincial Return Federal Return Net Cost per Day Cost / Day Provincial Return Federal Return Net Cost per Day
$25,000 $38.00 $25.96 $7.15 $2.89 $40.00 $25.96 $7.15 $6.89
$30,000 $38.00 $25.96 $7.35 $2.69 $40.00 $25.96 $7.35 $6.69
$35,000 $38.00 $25.96 $9.56 $0.48 $40.00 $25.96 $9.56 $4.48
$40,000 $38.00 $24.23 $11.13 $0.64 $40.00 $24.23 $11.13 $4.64
$45,000 $38.00 $22.85 $10.40 $2.75 $40.00 $22.85 $10.40 $6.75
$50,000 $38.00 $21.46 $7.98 $6.56 $40.00 $21.46 $7.98 $10.56
$55,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.21 $8.02 $40.00 $20.77 $7.21 $12.02
$60,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.21 $8.02 $40.00 $20.77 $7.21 $12.02
$65,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.21 $8.02 $40.00 $20.77 $7.21 $12.02
$70,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.21 $8.02 $40.00 $20.77 $7.21 $12.02
$75,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.21 $8.02 $40.00 $20.77 $7.21 $12.02
$80,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.21 $8.02 $40.00 $20.77 $7.21 $12.02
$85,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.02 $8.21 $40.00 $20.77 $7.02 $12.21
$90,000 $38.00 $20.77 $7.54 $7.69 $40.00 $20.77 $7.54 $11.69
$95,000 $38.00 $19.73 $8.10 $8.17 $40.00 $19.73 $8.10 $12.17
$100,000 $38.00 $19.73 $8.33 $7.94 $40.00 $19.73 $8.33 $11.94

Pre-School Nursery
Annual Family Income Cost / Day Provincial Return Federal Return Net Cost per Day Cost / Day Provincial Return Federal Return Net Cost per Day
$25,000 $38.00 $25.96 $3.94 $6.10 $40.00 $25.96 $3.94 $10.10
$30,000 $38.00 $25.96 $7.80 $2.24 $40.00 $25.96 $7.80 $6.24
$35,000 $38.00 $25.62 $10.17 $0.21 $40.00 $25.62 $10.17 $4.21
$40,000 $38.00 $24.23 $11.13 $0.64 $40.00 $24.23 $11.13 $4.64
$45,000 $38.00 $22.50 $10.73 $2.77 $40.00 $22.50 $10.73 $6.77
$50,000 $38.00 $21.12 $9.37 $5.51 $40.00 $21.12 $9.37 $9.51
$55,000 $38.00 $20.77 $8.60 $6.63 $40.00 $20.77 $8.60 $10.63
$60,000 $38.00 $20.77 $8.60 $6.63 $40.00 $20.77 $8.60 $10.63
$65,000 $38.00 $20.77 $8.60 $6.63 $40.00 $20.77 $8.60 $10.63
$70,000 $38.00 $20.77 $8.60 $6.63 $40.00 $20.77 $8.60 $10.63
$75,000 $38.00 $20.77 $8.60 $6.63 $40.00 $20.77 $8.60 $10.63
$80,000 $38.00 $20.77 $8.60 $6.63 $40.00 $20.77 $8.60 $10.63
$85,000 $38.00 $20.77 $8.41 $6.82 $40.00 $20.77 $8.41 $10.82
$90,000 $38.00 $20.77 $9.00 $6.23 $40.00 $20.77 $9.00 $10.23
$95,000 $38.00 $19.73 $9.31 $6.96 $40.00 $19.73 $9.31 $10.96
$100,000 $38.00 $19.73 $9.31 $6.96 $40.00 $19.73 $9.31 $10.96

Based on Ministère des Finances et Économie du Québec, Summer 2012 revision

General information:

  • You can receive the refundable tax credit for child care expenses in anticipated installments, if you satisfy certain criteria.
  • Download the TPZ-1029.8.F.A and TPZ-1029.8.F forms directly from the Revenu Québec site here.
  • Information about the refundable tax credit for child care expenses as per the Canada Revenue Agency can be found here.