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On November 7, 2019, the Québec government announced the elimination of the additional contribution, retroactive to January 1, 2019. This commitment is contingent on legislative and regulatory amendments. Through this measure, the government is moving up by three years the plan announced in March 2019 in the 2019-2020 budget, providing for the gradual elimination of the additional contribution by 2022.

This means that Québec parents who send their child to a subsidized childcare establishment will now pay only the basic contribution. For 2020, the basic contribution is $8.35 per day and is paid directly to the childcare establishment. It is indexed annually on January 1.

Revenu Québec has confirmed that childcare centres, subsidized day care centres and home childcare coordinating offices do not have to issue RL-30 slips for 2019 and subsequent years. However, since the legislative and regulatory amendments necessary to eliminate this requirement have not yet been passed, it is still possible that issuance of this slip may be required for 2019. The relevant instructions will then be provided.

For parents who had requested an adjustment to their income tax deducted at source in order to pay the additional contribution more easily when filing their income tax return, the additional amount deducted in 2019 may be used to reduce income tax payable or increase their refund for 2019, as applicable.

These parents are also encouraged to cancel this adjustment by completing and sending their employer one of the forms available at the Revenu Québec website.

A calculator is also available on the Ministère des Finances website to enable families to calculate their cost savings.

Last modified date :
December 17, 2019