Childcare – Tax Pitfalls

The No Jab No Pay law states that you will not be eligible for the Childcare Subsidy if your children (up to 19 years of age) fail to meet the immunisation requirements. Your child must be completely immunised, on a catch-up schedule, or have a legitimate exemption to receive these payments.

Keep in mind that while conscientious objection is not regarded as an exemption category, children with certified medical exemptions from a General Practitioner such as medical contraindication, natural immunity or participation in a recognised vaccine study, are permitted.

When it comes to the Child Care Subsidy, it is crucial to make a conservative estimate of your family income. If you overestimate it, you may need to return some or all of what you received during the year, even if Services Australia had withheld 5 percent of the amounts.


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