Cost of childcare

In public facilities, the financial contribution generally varies depending on the net joint income of the married, cohabiting or single-parent household. Employee benefits such as company cars and luncheon vouchers are taken into account.

In private facilities, prices are fixed by the childminder or centre. These range from 550€ to more than 1000€ per month.

If one of the child’s parents is liable for professional income tax under Belgian law, the cost of childcare (whether public or private) may be partly reimbursed if included in his/her tax declaration.

For the 2013 tax return, the amount deductible must not be higher than 11,20 € per day for childcare and for each child less than 12 years old.

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