Hi Jumbos OOSH Families.
Please read extracts from the Australian Government in respect to Child Care Subsidy. You need to ACT on these deadlines to avoid Government paybacks. So, there are two important deadlines that fall on 30 June 2021:
- the second deadline for confirming 2018–19 income, and
- the first deadline for confirming 2019–20 income.
Confirming 2018–19 income
Most families confirmed their 2018–19 income before the first deadline on 31 March 2021. Any families who still haven’t confirmed their 2018–19 income must do so by the second deadline on 30 June 2021. If they don’t, they may need to pay back all the CCS they got in 2018–19.
Confirming 2019–20 income
Many families have confirmed their 2019–20 income already. If they haven’t, they must do so by the first deadline on 30 June 2021. If they don’t, their CCS will stop and they’ll need to pay full fees for child care.
How do families confirm their income?
You can inform families they confirm their income by:
- lodging their tax return, or
- telling Services Australia they don’t need to lodge a tax return. Families can complete an Advise non-lodgement of tax return using their Centrelink online account through myGov or through the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. They’ll need to do this even if they’ve already told the Australian Taxation Office they don’t need to lodge.
If a parent separates from their partner/s, Services Australia will also need their ex-partner’s income. If a parent is concerned that their ex-partner/s won’t lodge their tax return by the deadline they should call the Families line.
Please contact Centrelink directly should you require any further Information.
Jules & OOSH Team.