Line 21400 - Completing your tax return

Note: Line 21400 was line 214 before tax year 2019.

Use Form T778, Child Care Expenses Deduction for 2020, to calculate your allowable amount of child care expenses.

Enter on line 21400 of your return the amount that you can claim.

The individual or organization who received the payments must give you a receipt showing information about the services provided. When the child care services are provided by an individual, you will need the social insurance number of the individual. The receipt can be in your name or that of your spouse or common-law partner.

Note

You cannot carry forward unclaimed expenses to another year.

Supporting documents

Filing online
Keep all your documents in case the CRA asks to see them later.

Filing a paper return
Attach your completed Form T778, but do not send your other documents. Keep all your documents in case the CRA asks to see them later.

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