Do you opt for childcare allowance in 10 months or in 12 months?

Kibeo invoices the costs for BSO over 10 months instead of 12 months. This means that you will not receive an invoice for childcare in July and August in the months of June and July. You have the option of having your childcare allowance linked to this.

You have 2 options:
  • receive your allowance in 10 months
  • receive your allowance in 12 months

We briefly explain these options here.

Pay attention! The choice you make has consequences for the monthly childcare hours that you pass on to the tax authorities. Your allowance is based on this. At 10 months, the care hours you report are higher than at 12 months. On your agreement or on the January invoice, you can see how many childcare hours you pass on for 10 months. For the childcare hours for a 12-month supplement, multiply the hours on your agreement or invoice by 10 and then divide this number by 12.

Calculation example

In the calculation example below you can see the structure of the invoicing at Kibeo and the difference in the payment of the supplement at 10 and 12 months. As you can see, the hours and allowance on an annual basis remain the same.
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Option 1: Your childcare allowance is paid out over 10 months, you stop your allowance yourself in the summer months

You can choose to have your childcare allowance paid out over 10 months instead of 12 months. The childcare hours per month that you pass on and therefore your allowance per month will both be higher. You will not receive an invoice from Kibeo for the months of June and July and you will stop the childcare allowance during these months.
On an annual basis, your childcare allowance and the costs for your childcare remain the same, they are only divided over 10 months. Take into account the maximum number of hours of childcare for which you receive a supplement.

Step-by-step plan for applying for childcare allowance for 10 months

You choose to have your childcare allowance paid out in 10 months. In that case, you can apply for childcare allowance from 1 January to 30 June. And you let the allowance start again from 1 September. Even if you have already received an allowance in the previous year, you must adjust your allowance. This is because the rates change every year. You change your childcare allowance from 1 January and stop your allowance as at 30 June. Then you let the allowance start again from 1 September.

You can change your childcare allowance here.

Option 2: Your childcare allowance is paid out over 12 months, you calculate the correct number of childcare hours per month

You can also choose to have your childcare allowance paid out over 12 months. Your childcare allowance and the costs for your childcare remain the same on an annual basis, except that the hours for your childcare are divided over 10 months and your allowance over 12 months. This means that your net costs are higher in those 10 months. In June and July you will not receive an invoice, but you will receive a supplement. Even if you have already received an allowance in the previous year, you must report a change to the Tax Authorities as of 1 January, because the hourly rates change annually.

Step-by-step plan for applying for childcare allowance for 12 months

If you have childcare for the first time this year, apply for your allowance as soon as possible (but in any case within 3 months after the start of your childcare) via toeslagen.nl. You must report an average number of hours of childcare per month to the Tax Authorities. On your agreement you will see the monthly childcare hours spread over 10 months. If you opt for an allowance over 12 months, then multiply the childcare hours on your agreement by 10 and then divide that by 12.

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