We’ll start balancing your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate from 23 July 2018.
This is so we have time to receive the details we need from your child care provider.
If you only receive Child Care Rebate
You won’t need to do anything. We’ll balance your child care fee assistance automatically from 23 July 2018.
If you receive Child Care Benefit
Before we can balance your child care fee assistance, we’ll need to know your income details for 2017-18. If you’ve got a partner, we’ll need to know their income details too. This means you’ll need to:
- lodge a tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), or
- tell us that you don’t need to lodge a tax return
Your Child Care Rebate will be balanced at the same time as your Child Care Benefit.
The 2017-18 financial year is the last time we’ll balance Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate payments. From 2 July 2018, the current child care payments will stop and the new Child Care Subsidy will start.