Remember to confirm your income for Child Care Subsidy

15 February 2021

If you got Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in the 2018-19 financial year, you need to confirm your income by 31 March 2021.

You need to confirm your income for the 2018-19 financial year so we can balance your CCS. Most parents have done this but if you haven’t, do it now.

How to confirm income

You and your partner, if you had one, need to confirm your income by 31 March 2021 by either:

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

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 year, we may also need to know your ex-partner's income.

You must let us know if you don’t need to lodge a tax return, even if you’ve already told the ATO. When you do this, you’ll need to tell us your actual income for the financial year.

If you miss the deadline

If you don’t confirm your income by 31 March 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 2021, your CCS will restart again. We’ll restart it from the first day of your next CCS fortnight. If there’s a gap between your CCS stopping and starting again, you’ll miss out on CCS for that period.

Read more about what happens if you still haven’t confirmed your income by 30 June 2021.

Next steps

Read more about balancing your CCS.

Page last updated: 17 February 2021