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Australian Childcare Alliance
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The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) default withholding rate will be reduced to 5% for all families.

This follows frequent feedback from the ACA and the broader Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector about the potential impact a 10% withholding rate could have on families who receive less than the maximum benefit of their entitlement up-front. This will particularly affect those families on lower incomes, as well as on child care business arrangements.

DET reports that the 5% rate is intended to strike a balance between addressing the concerns that have been raised and the risk of families incurring debts to the Federal Government.

Further information on withholding, along with other FAQs, is available here.

The media release about these two new developments from Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, is available to read here