08 Aug 06 30% child care tax rebate - differences between ATO and client recordsThe ATO advises that for 30% child care tax rebate claims for the 2006 year, there may be some circumstances where data held by the ATO for ‘total fees for eligible Child Care Benefit (CCB) hours’ will not match tax agents' clients’ records for ‘total fees’.
Some child care providers charge per session which may result in clients being charged for more than 50 hours of approved child care for a week. Unless clients have got approval, and received CCB for hours in excess of 50 per week, the additional hours will not be included in the ‘total fees for eligible Child Care Benefit hours’ data held by the ATO. These clients should use their own records to calculate the ‘total fee’ in their 2006 income tax return.
This will not be an issue for 2007 claims as the ‘total fees’ for child care will be provided to the ATO.
For a copy of the ATO advice, go here