We have been waiting for this for a long, long time. Finally we are hearing very strong noises from the Australian Tax Office confirming what we have been arguing, and in fact fighting for, for years. An ATO official investigating the tax implications of the Nanny Pilot Programme has confirmed that there are no circumstances – none – in which a nanny can be regarded as an independent contractor for tax purposes especially working through a private firm.... read more
Did you know that the nanny pilot has started?! It is a ‘new’ initiative proposed by the government to assist families who cannot access normal rebated care. Basically it is the same eligibility as normal in-home care requirements except you aren’t using up your CCR/CCB. We as an agency have been selected for regional and rural Victoria and hope to help as many families as we can.... read more
The facts on government funding of Nannies
I would like to clarify a few of the facts relating to Nannies and in-home child care generally.The Productivity Commisssion into childcare are now in their second phase of speaking to the public about the way forward for child care in Australia. I presented at the Commission on behalf of Placement Solutions.... read more
The Commission of Audit has recommended...
“the Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit be replaced with a single, means-tested payment reimbursing parents for a proportion of their child care costs”.
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The Australian newspaper is today reporting that the government has allowed legislation to pass that doesnt provide for a child care rebate freeze. Labor went to the election promising a child care rebate freeze and the Abbott government looking for budget savings has reiterated it is seeking to lower costs here. Labor now stands with the Greens in opposition to a child care rebate freeze.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/childcare-rebate-freeze-set-to-end/story-fn59niix-1226863763029#... read more