The childcare challenge and the tax system

Jeremenko, Robert
March 2014
Taxation in Australia;Mar2014, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p402
Academic Journal
The article discusses a proposal by the Tax Institute to implement either tax deduction or tax credits and cash grants which would increase productivity and generate tax revenue for the educational and developmental needs of children in Australia. The Institute recognizes the necessity of tax reforms that addresses the need to mitigate the costs of child care, assist working women and balance work-family responsibilities. The institute recommends a refundable tax credit or cash grant.


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