Confirm your 2019-20 income for Child Care Subsidy

20 May 2021

If you got Child Care Subsidy and haven’t confirmed your 2019-20 income, do it now.

Do it by 30 June 2021 to avoid your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) stopping.

How to confirm your 2019-20 income

You need to confirm your income by 30 June 2021 so we can balance your CCS. If you had a partner or an ex-partner in 2019-20, they also need to confirm their income. You can do this by either:

  • lodging your tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • telling us that you don’t need to lodge a tax return.

Even if you’ve already told the ATO you don’t need to lodge, you need to tell us as well.

If you or your partner don’t need to lodge a tax return, you can tell us by using either your:

If you separated during the financial year, call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on an estimate of your ex-partner's income.

If you miss the 2019-20 deadline

If you don’t confirm your income by 30 June 2021 your CCS will reduce to 0%. This means you’ll need to pay the full cost of child care.

Even if the deadline passes, it’s important you still confirm your income.

If you confirm your income by 30 June 2022, your CCS will start again. We’ll restart it from the first day of your next CCS fortnight.

Next steps

Your payment may have already stopped if you missed the 2018-19 deadline on 31 March 2021.

Read more about confirming your income.

Page last updated: 3 June 2021