How to change the child-care deduction

You may allocate the deduction which is already shown in the tax return. If you have to make a detour to pick up and drop off your children from a preschool or school, for example, you can also claim a deduction for this. This must be entered under item 3.2.10 and we show you how to do this in this article.

You must first log in to Altinn and open your tax return for alteration/submission. You can get help with logging in here.

 

1 Click on item ‘3.2 Deductions from income from employment etc.’

Shows the main overview with the items in the tax return



2 Click on the arrow to bring up an overview of the items.

Shows the ‘Add’ dropdown list in the list above.



3 Select item ‘3.2.10 Child care deduction (day care costs etc.)’If you can't find the item in the list, it'll already be in the overview and you can click ‘Change’ for this item.
If you don't already have the item in the list, you'll receive a notification which states that you don't have to submit documentation, but you must be able to present it if we ask you to. Click ‘OK’ on the message.

If you have children aged 12 or over with special care needs, you must be able to document these needs through a medical certificate/certificate from the child welfare service, but you should only send it to us if we ask you to. The same applies to other attachments concerning this.

 

 

All items under 3.2 are shown in the dropdown list.

 

4 Click ‘Add’.

Item ‘3.2.10 Child care deduction (day care costs etc.)’ is selected in the dropdown list. Alongside is the ‘Add’ button.



5 Fill in the number of children you're entitled to a deduction for.

6 Fill in who you've paid and the amount you paid. If you have to make a detour to the child day care centre or school, fill in the number of kilometres and days concerned.The amount will be calculated automatically.

7 Scroll right down to the bottom.

A dialogue box will appear with fields which you must complete, including a dropdown list for the number of children.



8 If you receive childcare benefit from NAV, fill in the amount here.

9 State the reason for the change.

10 Click ‘OK’.

The dialogue box will be displayed scrolled to the bottom, so that the remaining fields are displayed. At the bottom is the ‘OK’ button.



11 Check that the changes have been included in the overview, and

12 Click ‘Save/Back to the list’.

The new item has been added to the list of items. At the bottom is the ‘Save/Back to the list’ button.



13 The change to item ‘3.2 Deductions from income from employment etc.’ will be shown in the main overview.

You can now change other items or submit your tax return by clicking ‘Check form’.

Shows the main overview where item 3.2 has been updated in the tax return.

Important information

If you and your spouse/cohabiting partner allocate the deduction which is already shown in the tax return so that you have half each, your spouse/partner must remember to make the corresponding change in their tax return.