Tax deductibility for childcare services is ‘vital’ for families

Former Speaker of the Home Bronwyn Bishop says the tax workplace refused in 1972 to permit tax deductibility for childcare providers which is “important” for girls and households.

“We’re within the state of affairs the place the tax workplace refused to say childcare bills could possibly be a tax deduction in 1972 as a result of it didn’t meet the required criterion,” Ms Bishop advised Sky Information host Amanda Stoker.

“You’ll be able to deduct union charges, you’ll be able to deduct computer systems, software program, you’ll be able to deduct seminars – an entire checklist of issues however not childcare which is significant for girls.”