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Ministère des Finances du Québec

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DaIly daycare costS
(Updated November 27, 2014)

Changes in childcare rates according to net family income will come into force on April 1, 2015. The $7.30 per day rate for families with incomes under $50 000 will remain unchanged. The rate will rise to $8 per day on incomes of $50 000 or more. On incomes over $75 000, the daily rate will gradually increase to reach $20.00 per day on an income of roughly $155 000.

The basic $7.30 rate will be payable directly to the subsidized childcare service and the adjustment according to family income will be paid when income tax returns are filed and through deductions at source on wages.

For example, a couple with equal earned incomes totaling $100 000 will pay $11.41 per day for childcare. They will pay $7.30 per day to the daycare centre and the additional contribution of $4.11 when they file their income tax return.

To determine the net daily cost of childcare expenses depending on your situation, family income and gross childcare expenses, please use the calculator.

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The calculator enables you to estimate the assistance to which you may be entitled based on certain hypotheses intended to reflect the most common situations. It is not intended to provide an official estimate. The government departments and bodies concerned will determine the exact amounts based on the characteristics specific to each of the measures and according to the specific situation of each household.


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