Child Care Benefit (CCB)
Child Care Benefit (CCB) is provided by the Federal Government to help reduce the cost of care to parents.
For many parents, Child Care Benefit significantly reduces the cost of care. Some of our families are entitled to a deduction of their daily fees through CCB. Alternatively eligible families can choose to claim this deduction at the end of the financial year.
The Federal Government manages the Child Care Benefit through the Child Care Management System (CCMS). This system puts the onus on parents to keep the Family Assistance Office (FAO) up to date with any changes to details especially income and work details.
In order to receive Child Care Benefit and Child Care Tax Rebate, parents MUST provide us with the following information:
- Name and date of birth of both parents
- Customer Reference Number of one parent
- Name, date of birth and Customer Reference Number of ALL children
Without this information RKC is unable to ‘link’ you and your child to our service with the government and therefore unable offer a deduction on your fees or in the language of CCMS ‘to make your child a formal enrolment’.
Families who do not wish to claim either CCB or Child Care Tax Rebate can still be enrolled and attend our service but are deemed ‘informal enrolments’ by the Federal Government.
Child Care Tax Rebate (CCTR)
The Australian federal government offers financial assistance to families using approved care through the 50% Child Care Tax Rebate. This means parents can claim 50% of our of pocket expenses to a maximum of $7500 per child per annum.
You must have a ‘formal enrolment’ with Roseville Kids Care to be entitled to claim this subsidy. This is claimed quarterly or annually through the Family Assistance Office.
All families who are Australian permanent residents are eligible for the CCTR as this is not means tested.
For further information on CCB or the Tax Rebate, please contact the Family Assistance Office on:
Phone: 13 61 50