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Practical Income Manual 2021.

For foster care of minors

Regulations: Art. 2.5 Text Recast of the Law on Fiscal Measures regarding taxes transferred by the State, approved by Legislative Decree 62/2008, of June 19 , by the Autonomous Community of Cantabria.

Deduction amount

Taxpayers who receive minors in foster care may deduct the following amounts:

  • 240 euros on a general basis, or

  • 240 euros for the maximum number of minors welcomed simultaneously in the tax period.

    In any case, the amount of the deduction may not exceed the amount of 1,200 euros .

  • This deduction will also be applicable to former foster persons with whom a person of legal age who had been fostered until the age of majority lives, as long as the coexistence has not been interrupted and that coexistence occurs under the approval and supervision of the public entity for the protection of minors.

    In the latter case, the deduction is subject to the same requirements that allow the application of the minimum for descendants for adult children who live in the family home.

Requirements and other conditions for the application of the deduction

  • The foster care that gives the right to the deduction may be simple or permanent , administrative or judicial, provided that the taxpayers have been previously selected for this purpose by a public entity for the protection of minors.

    Precision: Please note that Law 26/2015, of July 28, which modifies the system of protection for children and adolescents ( BOE of 29) modified, with effect from August 18, 2015, article 173 bis of the Civil Code that regulates the modalities of foster care and, in accordance with this modification, emergency and temporary foster care contemplate the cases of the previous simple foster care.

    Therefore, the deduction will be applicable to the current emergency, temporary and permanent foster care.

  • Taxpayers who receive minors must not have a family relationship with those fostered or adopt them during the tax period.

  • In the case of fostering minors by married couples, de facto couples or couples who live together permanently in an emotional relationship similar to the previous ones without having registered their union , the amount of the deduction will be prorated in equal parts in the individual declaration of each of them if they were taxed in this way.