Families to be targeted at tax time

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Australian families could be in for a rude shock come July 1 as the Liberal Government’s unfair Child Care Subsidy (CCS) could leave many in thousands of dollars of debt.

As highlighted in reports today, as families start to work through their financial arrangements and taxes after the 2018-19 financial year, many should be concerned the complicated and onerous CCS could leave a hole in their family budgets.

We know that 1 in 4 Australian families were left worse off under the Liberal Government’s unfair child care changes.

But as families work through their tax arrangements, many are in danger of realising that they too have been targeted by the confusing new activity and means tests.

The Morrison Government has admitted they will use data matching and audits to target families to ensure they have not been over compensated.

This is the same government that brought us Robodebt – there is no reason to have any confidence the Liberals have got any better at managing their IT system since that debacle.

Given the complexities of these changes to the system and the historic failures of this government, families are right to be worried that they will be targeted and be hit with a big bill.

The Liberals have already turned child care providers into debt collectors and now they are unleashing the Australian Tax Office and Centrelink onto families.

The Minister must assure families that they will not be hit with massive debts in July.

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