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Providing for your additional contribution for subsidized childcare

Calculate now your additionnal contribution
for subsidized childcare

The calculator estimates the amount you should set aside each pay period for your additional contribution for subsidized childcare.  Help button for rates.

The basic rate is payable directly to the subsidized childcare service, while the additional contribution according to family income is payable when the income tax return is filed.

Net family incomeBasic rate1Additional contributionTotal
$52 220 or less$8.25—  $8.25
More than $52 220 and less than $78 320$8.25$0.70  $8.95
From $78 320 to less than $168 320$8.25From $0.70 to $13.902From $8.95 to $22.15
$168 320 or over$8.25$13.90  $22.15

Note: In the Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation, the government announced a freeze on the additional contribution for subsidized childcare as of 2019, as indicated in the calculator. However, the freeze on the additional contribution is conditional on the passing of a legislative amendment.

1: Estimate of the basic contribution payable to the childcare service. In accordance with the Reduced Contribution Regulation (CQLR, c. S-4.1.1, r.1), the amount of the basic contribution will be indexed on January 1, 2019. The Minister of Families will publish the result of the indexation by a notice in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

2: The additional contribution is equal to 3.9% of income in excess of $78 320 calculated as a daily amount, plus $0.70.

The additional contribution is adjusted according to the number of children in subsidized childcare:

  • 100% of the daily additional contribution for the first child;
  • 50% of the daily additional contribution for the second child;
  • no daily additional contribution for the third child and subsequent children.

If your net family income in 2018 is under or equal to $52 220, you need not set aside an amount, since you have no additional contribution to pay.

* In the Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation, the government announced a freeze on the additional contribution for subsidized childcare as of 2019, as indicated in the calculator. However, the freeze on the additional contribution is conditional on the passing of a legislative amendment.


Corresponds to line 275 of your 2018 income tax return.

The maximum income accepted by the calculator is $250 000.

Corresponds to line 275 of your spouse's 2018 income tax return.

The maximum income accepted by the calculator is $250 000.


If you wish, you can ask your employer to increase the income tax deducted from your pay. To do so, complete and submit to your employer either of the following forms that may be downloaded from the Revenu Québec website:

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If your situation changes during the year (e.g. another child in subsidized childcare), you can change, at any time, the additional amount deducted at source, by filling out either of these forms again.


1 The second child cannot have more days in childcare than the first child.
2 Calculated from a 50% reduction of the daily addtionnal contribution.