Don’t miss the next Child Care Subsidy deadline for 2018-19
17 May 2021
If you don’t confirm your income by 30 June 2021, you may get a debt which you’ll need to pay back.
It’s not too late to confirm your income for Child Care Subsidy (CCS). You have until 30 June 2021 to confirm your income. If you miss the deadline:
- you’ll have to repay any CCS you got for the 2018-19 financial year
- we’ll cancel your CCS
- you’ll need to lodge a new claim to get CCS.
If you missed the first deadline on 31 March 2021, your CCS may have already stopped. This means you may be paying full fees for child care. To avoid getting a debt, you need to confirm your income by 30 June 2021.
How to confirm your 2018-19 income
You need to confirm your income so we can balance your CCS. If you had a partner or an ex-partner during the 2018-19 financial year, 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 you don’t need to lodge one in your Centrelink online account or Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
Even if you’ve already told the ATO you don’t need to lodge, you need to tell us too.
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
Confirming income after the 2018-19 second deadline
If you want to claim CCS again, you’ll need to have:
- confirmed your family’s income for 2018-19 financial year
- paid back the money you owe or set up a payment arrangement.
Read more about how to have the money you owe reassessed.
Page last updated: 3 June 2021
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